Saturday, April 13, 2024

Movie Reviews

Reviews of primarily American movies featuring actors and actresses of Black / African-American descent in the horror-movie, slasher, gore, supernatural and related spooky film genres.

The Ghost Breakers horror movie poster
Four decades before Ghostbusters, Bob Hope and his "boy" (as he's billed in the film's trailer) Willie Best were The Ghost Breakers, investigating a haunted house in Cuba in this remake of a lost 1922 Wallace Reid film called The Ghost Breaker. Hope, to his credit, isn't as demeaning...
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars movie poster
Ignoring the loud flopping sound of the previous year's two Mars films -- Red Planet and (ugh) Mission to Mars -- Ghosts of Mars chooses to boldly go where several have gone before. What distinguishes this one from the other flicks in the Martian Movie Renaissance of 2000-2001, though,...
Voodoo Curse: The Giddeh horror movie
Maverick Entertainment strikes again. Another dull, uninspired effort from the company, which is starting to make Full Moon's '90s urban horror output look like Citizen Kane. Likable character actor Glenn Plummer -- of Speed, Saw II, The Day After Tomorrow and er, Showgirls fame -- wrote and directed The Giddeh,...
Gold Digger Killer horror movie
The title alone should draw plenty of interest to Gold Digger Killer, but allow me to clarify that it doesn't refer to someone killing gold diggers (sorry, fellas), but rather an accused gold digger killing disrespectful men. Despite the campy title, GDK is a "deadly" serious film that's more...
Gothika horror movie poster
Halle Berry is hot. And at one point in my life, that would've been enough. (I actually bought Swordfish for about 20 seconds' worth of boob.) But I'm more mature now, and my standards have risen...A minute of tit is the absolute minimum! By those standards, Gothika is a...
The Green Mile movie poster
Sure, The Green Mile isn't a horror movie, but it is based on a Stephen King book, and it is quite horrific in its own way. Check out my detailed analysis here.
Grey Knight Ghost Brigade horror movie poster
I suppose you could call this a voodoo and/or zombie film, but it feels more like period drama than horror. As with many voodoo flicks, Grey Knight focuses less on the black people who are the purveyors of said voodoo than the white people who suffer its effects --...
Guardian Mario Van Peebles movie
Although Guardian is more of a supernatural thriller (and really, what movie starring Mario Van Peebles isn't a thriller?) than a horror movie, you could make a valid claim that Van Peebles's hair is pretty damn scary. (Black men should not have bangs.) It shouldn't be confused with the '90s...
Hack horror movie
I think that Hack! is supposed to be a horror spoof, and the fact that I say "I think" should give an indication of how successful a spoof it is. It knowingly throws in a bunch of horror cliches -- including a disparate group of college students (the jock,...
Half-Caste horror movie poster
The wilds of Africa stike back! And rarely has it been quite so dull. In Half-Caste's case, the action takes place in South Africa, and the "wilds" in question are the half-man, half-leopard race known as the half-caste. The movie follows an American documentary filmmaking team that goes into...