Thursday, December 2, 2021
The Revolutionary Legacy of Night of the Living Dead's Ben

Boss Up Here: The Revolutionary Legacy of Night of the Living Dead’s Ben

Originally written for Salem Horror Fest One of my earliest memories of genuine horror fandom came in the mid-'80s when I popped a VHS tape of George Romero's Night of...
Black Horror 101: A Brief History of African American Horror Cinema

Black Horror 101: A Brief History of African Americans in Horror Cinema

  Black Is Boo-Tiful When Jordan Peeele’s Get Out became a breakout success in 2017, earning him the first Original Screenplay Oscar awarded to an African-American, "black horror movies" suddenly became...
Black Death: A Brief History of Black People Dying in Horror Movies

The Black Death: A Brief History of Black People Dying in Horror Movies

"No way. I've seen this movie. The black dude dies first." - Professor Harry Phineas Block (Orlando Jones), Evolution "Ooh, I'm done! Brothers never make it out of situations like...
White Fright; Or, Why Are There No Black People in Haunted House Movies?

White Fright; Or, Why Are There No Black People in Haunted House Movies?

Ever since 2009's Paranormal Activity wrested the horror crown away from the Saw franchise, fright films featuring ghosts or demonic entities have ruled the genre, churning out hit after...
Scary Sistas: A Brief History of Black Women in Horror Films

Scary Sistas: A Brief History of Black Women in Horror Films

Originally posted on Pretty-Scary.net Black women in cinematic history have long faced the double-barreled Hollywood stigma of race and gender "otherness," their fleeting moment of glory coming in the '90s...
Snakes on the Brain: Racial Representation in Snakes on a Plane

Snakes on the Brain: Racial Representation in Snakes on a Plane

Like every other Internet gnome trolling the Web for treasure, I traced the progress of the film Snakes on a Plane for months, drinking in the online parodies and...
Interview with the Black Guy

Interview with the Black Guy

Originally published on MadAtoms.com You've seen him in every horror movie since 1984: the black guy who hangs out with a group of white people he has nothing in common...
The State of Black Horror: Get Out and Beyond

The State of Black Horror: Get Out and Beyond

Today, the status of African Americans in horror films is tied intrinsically to the status of African Americans in cinema as a whole. That is, it has come a...