Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
Directed by Xavier Burgin
Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book, HORROR NOIRE will present the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators; the voices who survived the genre’s past trends, to those shaping its future. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
HORROR NOIRE traces an untold history of Black Americans through their connection to the horror film genre.
Cast: Jordan Peele, Tananarive Due, Tony Todd, Ken Foree
Fantastic history lesson with legends of the genre
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a documentary based on Dr. Robin Means Coleman's non-fiction book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present. It's a fantastic snapshot of iconic Black horror films and roles with social, cultural, and film analysis sprinkled throughout from a myriad of Black actors, directors, writers, academics, and more, all put together in a way that's fun, watchable, and extremely informative. I highly recommend this documentary to all horror fans!
I loved it very inspirational I enjoyed it a lot!!! I have some new old movies to watch now
Offers exceptional performer, directorial, and production insight into some of my favorite horror movies (e.g., Night of the Living Dead, Candyman, People Under the Stairs, The Thing ).