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
Great documentary. It's obvious that there isn't much source material to work from– but that's also the point. That said, I hadn't even heard of some of these movies or drawn many of the connections these documentarians did. Surely a result of both my bubble of privilege and the blindness (rasicm) of society, whether willful or not. We need more black directors and leads! For goodness sake, Jordan Peele created the greatest horror movie of our generation. We need more of that.
This was really well done. I'm so glad to have found it. Highly recommend. Absolutely 5/5.
EXCELLENT documentary!! A comprehensive overview of how Black people and Black creators have made their mark on horror. I definitely learned about movies that I need to see. I highly recommend this.
I wanted to see this for some time. LOVED it!!! If you're looking for a break down of the A.A. experience in film, not only from the perspective of the audience but as the actor/film maker/writer this is a must see. BTW those saying an us vs. them mentality or that it made them uncomfortable, the title does say History of Black Horror. Naturally they're going to cover topics and perspectives from individuals with that tone b/c that's reality.
a must watch! Amazing interviews with some iconic horror figures, and a deeply insightful look into the impact of society and horror.