Monday, January 18, 2021

Movie Reviews

Reviews of primarily American movies featuring actors and actresses of Black / African-American descent in the horror-movie, slasher, gore, supernatural and related spooky film genres.

Eyes of the Mummy horror movie poster
This early silent film from famed German director Ernst Lubitsch shows that, while he would become vehemently anti-Natzi (being Jewish and all), Lubitsch may have had his own racial hang-ups. The film follows Albert Wendland (Henry Liedtke), a British painter, as he "takes a sejour to study in Egypt"....
Full List of Black Actors in Horror Movies Actor Movie Year Die? Abernaty, Donzaleigh Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood 2003 Y Abrams, Richard I Walked With a Zombie 1943 Adams, Brandon Quentin Ghost in the Machine 1993 N People Under the Stairs 1991 N Adams, Jonathan Rocky Horror Picture Show, The 1975 Two Evil Eyes 1990 N Adamson, Nathan Blue Monkey 1987 Adoti, Razzaq Doom 2005 Resident Evil: Apocalypse 2004 Y Adu, Frank C.H.U.D. 1984 Aduramo, Israel Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 Ajaye, Franklin Burbs, The 1989 Hysterical 1983 Queen of the Damned 2002 N Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adewale Congo 1995 Mummy Returns,...
Caged Terror horror movie poster
Caged Terror stands as a towering testament to why kids should say no to drugs and why hippies should say no to filmmaking. I'm not sure how this movie was promoted when it was released, but it could hardly be considered horror, and it's only marginally a (very tame)...
Poor Pretty Eddie movie poster
Leslie Uggams was one of those "triple threat" artists that were so prevalent in the '60s and '70s, a time when just a modicum of talent -- and many of them had just that -- warranted your own variety show. Who would guess, though, that amongst her generally classy...
Predator 2 movie poster
Predator 2 isn't as good as Predator. OK? Now that we've sufficiently lowered our expectations, we can enjoy Predator 2 for what it is: an over-the-top, campy, fun popcorn movie. Danny Glover isn't the natural choice to fill the shoes of Arnold Schwarzenegger; he's 40-something and runs like an...
Creepin' horror movie poster
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. That's the best way to approach Creepin', a low-budget, low-brow horror spoof along the lines of Scary Movie that isn't "good" so much as it is "not as bad as" 90% of other cheapie, direct-to-video horror films, particularly...
White Dog movie poster
I grew up in America in the '70s and '80s, but apparently I was oblivious to a scourge that tormented the nation during those decades: canine racism. I'm not talking about dogs goose-stepping with little swastika armbands around their legs (although that would be awfully cute...in a bad way,...
Get Out
I usually don't review movies that are still exclusively playing in theaters -- really, for no better reason than it's hard to get the screen shots I usually utilize -- but Get Out is Important (with a capital "I") enough to warrant an exception. Between its artistic merit and...
The Offspring From a Whisper to a Sceam horror movie poster
While the standard cinematic mystical darkie is a benevolent being who uses his or her powers to aid a Caucasian in need (CIN) -- see The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Family Man, The Green Mile, The Stand, The Shining, etc. -- The Offspring paints quite a different picture....
Stephen King's The Stand movie poster
Stephen King loves mystical darkies! In particular, he's partial to the Southern, rustic, uneducated variety (see also The Green Mile). I half expected that in The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman would sprout wings or take the form of a bucket of water, but King decided to exercise "restraint" (whatever)....