Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Scary Sistas: A Brief History of Black Women in Horror Films

Scary Sistas: A Brief History of Black Women in Horror Films

Originally posted on Pretty-Scary.net Black women in cinematic history have long faced the double-barreled Hollywood stigma of race and gender "otherness," their fleeting moment of glory coming in the '90s...
Snakes on the Brain: Racial Representation in Snakes on a Plane

Snakes on the Brain: Racial Representation in Snakes on a Plane

Like every other Internet gnome trolling the Web for treasure, I traced the progress of the film Snakes on a Plane for months, drinking in the online parodies and...
Black Death: A Brief History of Black People Dying in Horror Movies

The Black Death: A Brief History of Black People Dying in Horror Movies

"No way. I've seen this movie. The black dude dies first." - Professor Harry Phineas Block (Orlando Jones), Evolution "Ooh, I'm done! Brothers never make it out of situations like...

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Nurse Sherri (AKA Black Voodoo AKA The Possession of Nurse Sherri) (1978)

Nurse Sherri Black Voodoo horror movie poster
Although the cast of Nurse Sherri is pretty much racially integrated, and the character of Sherri is...

Urban Menace (1999)

Snoop Dogg in Urban Menace horror movie
Generally speaking, urban horror is hit or miss...without the hits. Urban Menace is certainly no hit, but...

Congo (1995)

Congo movie poster
When I was in college, I took an African history class in which my professor went on...
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