Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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.

Prison horror movie poster
Some movies are so simple, you can watch them on mute and still know what's going on. In the case of Prison, I actually watched it on Telemundo, and since there's no such thing as "Reverse SAP" (I guess it would be EAP), I plodded through the film as...
The Rage horror movie
A group of five teens in the wilderness stumbling upon a mad Russian scientist seeking revenge on the world by turning people into cannibalistic zombies with a rage virus spread by mutated man-eating vultures? Ho hum. But the fact that three of the five are black? Wow! (One gal,...
Nite Tales horror movie
Nite Tales represents the continued evolution of modern black horror movies in the 21st century...at least, production value-wise. The content itself is pretty much crap. Or couldn't you tell by the tagline "hosted by Flavor Flav"? With his energetic, larger-than-life personality, Flav seems suited to do...something, but horror movie host...
Boy Eats Girl horror movie poster
Zombie comedies ("zom coms") are getting precariously close to wearing out their welcome. I mean, there's only so much humor that can be mined from an undead apocalypse, right? The best of the genre -- Shaun of the Dead, Fido -- would be funny even without zombies, but the...
White Zombie is often acknowledged as the first zombie movie. Like Plague of the Zombies some three decades later, there are no major black roles (surprising, given the plot takes place in Haiti, although not so surprising given the title). Most of the black people appear in the opening...
Female Slaves Revenge movie poster
Female Slaves Revenge is one of those stunningly terrible movies that you almost admire for its steadfast disregard for entertainment value, technical competency, aesthetic beauty, artistic merit, common sense and good taste. Most striking, though, is the fact that, while the plot is ostensibly a topical (albeit exploitive) exploration...
Do You Wanna Know a Secret movie poster
The answer to the titular question is most certainly "no," but while Do You Wanna Know a Secret is an utterly pitiful and derivative slasher whose main draw is Joey Lawrence going through some sort of Jean-Claude Van Damme phase, it actually has some interesting racial overtones. The story finds...
Memorial Valley Massacre horror movie poster
This tame, forgettable slasher stands out for having not one, not two, but THREE black characters! With speaking parts! And names! Nipsey Russell would've been so proud. The roles are generic horror movie shells: a biker dude named...Morie? (Charles Douglass), his biker chick named Sara (Livingston Holmes) and an...
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,...
The Purge
In the year 2022, unemployment and crime are down to historic lows, thanks to an annual ritual known as the Purge. During the 12-hour event, which commences at sundown and ends at sunrise, all crime (with a few noted exceptions, such as assassinating high-ranking government officials) is legal, and...