Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tag: 1990s

Frankenhunter Queen of the Porno Zombies movie poster
In an effort to present you with the most comprehensive coverage possible of horror movies with black significance, I stepped out of my normally moralistic ivory tower and degraded myself by renting a pornographic film. Of course, having never seen a porno before (ahem), I wasn't sure what to...
Candyman horror movie poster
Outside of Blacula, perhaps no figure personifies "black horror" more than Candyman. And like Blacula, the iconicity is deserved. This movie is one of the most atmospheric and genuinely frightening films of the '90s -- granted, it's much scarier before Candyman (Tony Todd) reveals himself to be a rather...
Mario Van Peebles in Full Eclipse horror movie poster
Mario Van Peebles parlayed the success of theatrical releases New Jack City and Posse into...a made-for-cable werewolf movie? Maybe he was biding his time waiting for Jaws V: I'm Not Quite Dead Yet. Anyway, as silly as the premise of Full Eclipse is...is as silly as the movie actually...
Children of the Corn 3 Urban Harvest horror movie poster
Years before the Leprechaun went to the 'hood, those grain-loving, devil-worshiping kids decided to trek to the city to sample some dark meat. In this third edition of the series, evil Eli and his brother, not-so-evil Joshua, get adopted by some big city folk after their father mysteriously, um,...
The Green Mile movie poster
Sure, The Green Mile isn't a horror movie, but it is based on a Stephen King book, and it is quite horrific in its own way. Check out my detailed analysis here.
Child's Play 3 horror movie poster
"Chucky's gonna be a bro." With these words, the third film in the then-increasingly stale Child's Play series set up an intriguing scenario. If Chucky were black, would his anatomically incorrect bulge be larger? Would the other dolls accept him or just shove him into oblivion alongside Willie Tyler...
Grey Knight Ghost Brigade horror movie poster
I suppose you could call this a voodoo and/or zombie film, but it feels more like period drama than horror. As with many voodoo flicks, Grey Knight focuses less on the black people who are the purveyors of said voodoo than the white people who suffer its effects --...
Curse III horror movie poster
Curse III (not to be confused with Cursed Part 3) is sort of a precursor to Drag Me to Hell, minus all the humor and talent. Unrelated to the first two films in the Curse series, this one takes place in an unspecified East African country in 1950 --...
Chuck Norris in Hellbound movie poster
Hellbound is an '80s movie trapped in 1994, from the Miami Vice attire to the police chief outraged at her "loose cannon" cop to, well, Chuck Norris, the aforementioned loose cannon. And, of course, there's the black sidekick, doing what black sidekicks of the '80s did best (besides dying):...
Cut Up horror movie poster
This little independent thriller has only one black actor, but he's the featured star -- sort of the cinematic version of Simi Valley electing a black mayor. Jeff Hollins plays Carl, a stereotypically burnt-out ex-cop who's called back for "one last case." He'd quit the homicide beat after accidentally...