Friday, March 1, 2024

Tag: 1990s

Black Demons horror movie poster
Black Demons is a typical cheesy Italian zombie movie, although this one was filmed after that sub-genre had peaked. Made in 1991, the low budget and corny Euro-trash style make it feel 10 years older. There’s even use of the word "Negro" without a hint of shame or irony. The plot concerns...
Body Bags horror movie poster
The first segment of this made-for-cable horror anthology from John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, "The Gas Station," stands out not only as the best of the three tales, but also the only one relevant to this website (fancy that). This little chiller is notable as one of the very...
The Borrower horror movie poster
Emerging just after the arid 1980s, The Borrower was one of the few horror movies to feature a black lead (and a female one at that) in quite some time, helping to bridge the gap between the Blaxploitation '70s and the urban horror of the late '90s. Granted, in Tiger...
Bram Stoker's The Mummy horror movie
Louis Gossett, Jr. gets top billing (the only billing, really, as the only other recognizable actors are Richard "Family Feud" Karn and the maid from Different Strokes who replaced Mrs. Garrett), but he's not really the hero so much as the crazy, rambling old guy who no one believes....
Bugged horror movie poster
You’d think that with advances in technology and an increasing fan base, Troma movies would start to at least look better after a while, but this film looks as dated and cheap as the company’s '80s releases -- granted, it stands out from the pack due to its all-black cast. The...
Candyman horror movie poster
Outside of Blacula, perhaps no figure personifies "black horror" more than Candyman. And like Blacula, the iconicity is deserved. This movie is one of the most atmospheric and genuinely frightening films of the '90s -- granted, it's much scarier before Candyman (Tony Todd) reveals himself to be a rather...
Children of the Corn 3 Urban Harvest horror movie poster
Years before the Leprechaun went to the 'hood, those grain-loving, devil-worshiping kids decided to trek to the city to sample some dark meat. In this third edition of the series, evil Eli and his brother, not-so-evil Joshua, get adopted by some big city folk after their father mysteriously, um,...
Child's Play 3 horror movie poster
"Chucky's gonna be a bro." With these words, the third film in the then-increasingly stale Child's Play series set up an intriguing scenario. If Chucky were black, would his anatomically incorrect bulge be larger? Would the other dolls accept him or just shove him into oblivion alongside Willie Tyler...
Curse III horror movie poster
Curse III (not to be confused with Cursed Part 3) is sort of a precursor to Drag Me to Hell, minus all the humor and talent. Unrelated to the first two films in the Curse series, this one takes place in an unspecified East African country in 1950 --...
Cut Up horror movie poster
This little independent thriller has only one black actor, but he's the featured star -- sort of the cinematic version of Simi Valley electing a black mayor. Jeff Hollins plays Carl, a stereotypically burnt-out ex-cop who's called back for "one last case." He'd quit the homicide beat after accidentally...