Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tag: Laurence Fishburne

Charles Dutton in Mimic
Everyone knows that the "black guy" (or gal) usually dies in horror movies -- so much so, in some instances, the characters themselves seem to be aware of their inevitable fate. Thus, we have the phenomenon of black "heroic death," in which black characters (usually peripheral) voluntarily sacrifice themselves...
Dying in a horror movie is a rite of passage for black actors. Can you name at least one film in which these esteemed (and not so esteemed) actors, actresses, athletes, and musicians have met their maker? If you can, perhaps consider getting some fresh air for a change....
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors horror movie poster
In the third entry in the popular Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, not one, but two black characters survive (three if you consider a random nurse with one line), including a young Laurence Fishburne (who receives a much bigger billing on the DVD re-release than his role justifies) as...
Event Horizon movie poster
Paul W.S. Anderson will never win an Academy Award. Still, he's got a knack for mindless, lightweight horror and action with mainstream blockbuster-y tendancies. Event Horizon is easily his most uncompromising Hollywood film, a dark, unsettling work with some fairly graphic imagery (including a topless Sam Neill). It came...