Monday, April 19, 2021
The Revolutionary Legacy of Night of the Living Dead's Ben

Boss Up Here: The Revolutionary Legacy of Night of the Living Dead’s Ben

Originally written for Salem Horror Fest One of my earliest memories of genuine horror fandom came in the mid-'80s when I popped a VHS tape of George Romero's Night of...
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Racial Dynamics in Get Out vs. The Invitation

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Racial Dynamics in Get Out vs. The Invitation

Watching Get Out in the theater in 2017, I couldn't help but think about the movie The Invitation from the previous year. Both films have a similar setup: an...
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...
The Black Die Young: The Internal Struggle of a Black Horror Movie Fan

The Black Die Young: The Internal Struggle of a Black Horror Movie Fan

Originally published on PopMatters.com I have a secret passion; the less addicted of you might call it an addiction. I like to watch. I rent base, filthy movies and slip...
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...
White Fright; Or, Why Are There No Black People in Haunted House Movies?

White Fright; Or, Why Are There No Black People in Haunted House Movies?

Ever since 2009's Paranormal Activity wrested the horror crown away from the Saw franchise, fright films featuring ghosts or demonic entities have ruled the genre, churning out hit after...
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...
Black Horror 101: A Brief History of African American Horror Cinema

Black Horror 101: A Brief History of African Americans in Horror Cinema

  Black Is Boo-Tiful When Jordan Peeele’s Get Out became a breakout success in 2017, earning him the first Original Screenplay Oscar awarded to an African-American, "black horror movies" suddenly became...