Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tag: backwoods

Bloody Murder 2 horror movie poster
A decent yet otherwise undistinguishable low-budget Friday the 13th rip-off, Bloody Murder 2 does earn some distinction for a conversation between a stock black character named Elvis (Raymond Novarro Smith) and white gal Sophie (Amanda Magarian) regarding the conventions of horror movie deaths: Elvis: "Everybody knows black guys get it...
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)...
Cursed Part 3 horror movie poster
It's not often that you see a black woman directing a horror movie, and if Cursed Part 3 is any indication, you might never see it again. The director in this case is none other than actress Rae Dawn Chong, and while what I've seen of this movie is...
The Dawn horror movie
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about The Dawn is that it resisted the urge to call itself The Blair Witch Projects. The story involves an "urban" (read: black) college professor (Omar Jermaine) bringing a group of black and Latino students to the woods to "experience the...
Devil Times Five horror movie poster
With black horror movie characters typically being either helpless victims or nameless extras, it's good to see that they can be evil every now and then. Tierre Turner of Cornbread, Earl and Me fame is featured here as Brian, one of a quintet of kids who escape from a...
The Final Patient horror movie
If you're like me, when you were a kid, there was a old lady in church who just creeped you the hell out. She'd pinch your cheeks with her veiny hands and give you a nickel or an off-brand piece of hard candy from her purse (if you were...
Friday the 13th Part 3 movie poster
The third Friday the 13th is noteworthy to most fans as the film in which undead serial killer Jason Vorhees first dons his trademark hockey mask, but for me, it's just as memorable for featuring the first (but certainly not the last) black victims in the long and storied horror movie franchise. As...
Friday the 13th Part 5 A New Beginning horror movie poster
With the most significant black presence in any of the series, Friday the 13th Part V is also, sadly, the one that forgoes Jason for a Jason-wannabe who dresses as the famed killer. It's sort of like being shafted with the shortest month of the year for Black History...
The Hills Have Eyes 2 horror movie poster
It's odd enough that The Hills Have Eyes 2 is a sequel to a remake of a movie that already had a sequel, but when you factor in that both "part ones" are lily-white, while both sequels feature two prominent black characters, things seem eerily calculated...Or maybe it's just...
2001 Maniacs horror movie
This sequel to the 1964 cult classic Two Thousand Maniacs is more like a remake -- or a "reimagining," if you will -- with a more overt racial connotation, thanks to the inclusion of "Negro" Malcolm (Mushond Lee) and his "Chinaman" girlfriend Leah (Bianca Smith), as Mayor Buckman (Robert...