Saturday, May 25, 2024


Mark Harris has been a horror fan for over 20 years, and started the website in 2005. As a freelance writer since 2003, he has written for publications such as,, Napster, THEiNDI Magazine, and Ugly Planet, as well as the head writer for the Chicago-based horror television show Midnite Screams. He has been a member of the Online Film Critics Society since 2009 and currently has over 400 horror movies in his Netflix queue.
Number of Black Horror Movies Per Year

Black Horror Movies Per Year: 1970-2023

How Much Have Black Horror Roles Increased? Tracking the number of modern horror movies per year with significant* Black roles. For  details on specific movies, refer to: 1970s | 1980s | 1990s...
Best Black Horror Movies of 2023

Best Black Horror Movies of 2023

Cinema in 2023 boasted a slew of surprise hits and surprise flops, but one constant was the Black presence in horror. Not necessarily a year of earth-shattering accomplishments, 2023...
best books about Black film history

Best Books About Black Film History

Stepping outside of the horror genre for a second, I wrote a guest post on about my choices for the five best books about Black film history. If...
Best Black Horror Movies of 2022

Best Black Horror Movies of 2022

There was a time not too long ago that it would be difficult to create a “best of” list of horror movies featuring black leads in any given year,...
Bones and All

Bones and All (2022)

No, Bones and All isn’t a sequel to Bones in which Snoop Dogg teams with laundry detergent to “clean up” the streets© (all rights reserved), nor is it some...
Bitch Ass

Bitch Ass (2022)

To address the bitch-ass elephant in the room: yes, this movie is called Bitch Ass. It’s a title that’s likely to cause some conflicted feelings because it comes off...
Terror Train 2022

Terror Train (2022)

The original Terror Train is generally considered a cornerstone of the Golden Age of slashers—and, along with Halloween, The Fog and Prom Night, is one-fourth of the quartet of...
Terror Train

Terror Train (1980)

While Terror Train has a good reputation among horror fans, until the hectic climactic battle between “final girl” and killer, it’s mostly run-of-the-mill slasher fare that distinguishes itself by...

Barbarian (2022)

In the late summer of 2022, a movie was released about a young black woman who arrives for a stay at a rental property she reserved, only to discover...
The Invitation

The Invitation (2022)

Not to be confused with Karyn Kusama’s 2015 “guess who’s culting to dinner” chiller The Invitation, the 2022 The Invitation—which plays more like an aborted Vampire Diaries spin-off—does share...