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
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I absolutely LOVED this film! It was very informative and it let me see a side of my ethnicity that I didn't even know about. All my life, I thought only my father and I watched horror films to get away from the shotty stuff in the world and in life, but I'm actually happy that I can relate to others through film while also finding more to watch!
This documentary listed some movies I've never heard of. My dad may've watched them as I was a child and I was disinterested. I grew up watching a lot of mainstream horror movies of the late 70s - 90s (gen x). With my adult eyes, I re-watched some of my favorite white gaze horror movies; they can't stand up to the test of the modern psyche. I am glad that we've made it to the point where women can stay clothed in the decent horror movies I've seen. Racism has been around since the evolution of humans, and it's thriving very well and will continue to do so. I'm siding with the aliens until obliteration.
Amazing insight into some of the most game-changing Black Horror Films ever made.