Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag: racism

Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill horror movie poster
As straight-to-video zombie films go, Death Valley is one of them. But more than that, it stands out for having two major black characters and an interesting racial subplot involving zombie cowboy Bloody Bill: "The only thing he hated more than Yankees," explains one of the teenaged fodder, "was...
Master P's Don't Be Scared horror movie
Master P is a business man. I realize that. He's never been accused of artistic integrity. But Don't Be Scared (phonetically, Don't Be Scurred) may be an all-time low. I hope that he saw it as strictly a money-making venture to capitalize on the whole slasher craze, because if...
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...
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"....
Fight for Your Life movie poster
Fight for Your Life isn't necessarily considered a horror movie (Perhaps if it had been released widely under its much cooler alternate title, Bloodbath at 1313 Fury Road; no, really, that was a thing.), but it's actually not much different from torture/revenge "horror" flicks like I Spit on Your Grave...
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...
Sugar Hill blaxploitation horror movie poster
Sugar Hill is one of the more overlooked high-quality Blaxploitation movies, its lack of recognition baffling given it comes from American International Pictures (AIP), the company that distributed high-profile Blaxploitation flicks like Foxy Brown, the Blacula films and Black Caesar, not to mention horror fare like Frogs, Abby and The Abominable...