Directed by Joe West, Julien Christian Lutz, Zandashe Brown, Rob Greenlea, Robin Givens, Kimani Ray Smith
Experience the next chapter of Black horror in this anthology of terrifying tales. Showcasing Black directors and screenwriters, Horror Noire tells six stories written by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards and Al Letson; featuring racist vampires, supernatural creatures and Satan his damn self. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL
Experience the next chapter of Black horror in this anthology of six terrifying tales.
Cast: Lesley-Ann Brandt, Luke James, Erica Ash, Tone Bell, Tony Todd, Peter Stormare, Lenora Crichlow, Rachel True, Brandon Michael Smyth, Sean Patrick Thomas
I absolutely adored this movie of shorts! Of course, some were better than others but amazing concepts. I have to say the first one was my favorite but enjoyed all of them!
Pacing of most of the vignettes are off, but there are some entertaining and scary ones here.
I enjoyed the majority of the short stories. My favorite ones were the 1st one and the one about the cult. So happy to see Tony Todd and ... wow, Robin Givens directed one of them?! So cool to see Robin's name pop up. There's some hit or miss moments, but overall I'm glad I watched.
Fantastic concepts, and in pretty much every case SUPER well acted. About my only complaint winds up being they each deserved more budget or time to play out, since some of the payoffs wound up feeling or looking cheap as a consequence. "Bride Before" was a great example of this, where the writing and acting had me hooked hard at the start, poetic, sumptuous, really created a world, but then you get to the end and wince a little at something you'd expect from a Spirit halloween store. The more understated works, like "Daddy", work better because of this limitation, and "Fugue State" which depends entirely on performance knocks it out of the park. This is what I want from anthologies, a true grab bag, like filling up your toy pumpkin while trick or treating!