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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 February 2019 (USA)
An look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning.


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Credited cast:
Meosha Bean ... Herself
Ashlee Blackwell Ashlee Blackwell ... Herself
Robin R. Means Coleman Robin R. Means Coleman ... Herself
William Crain William Crain ... Himself
Rusty Cundieff ... Himself
Keith David ... Himself
Loretta Devine ... Herself
Ernest R. Dickerson ... Himself
Tananarive Due ... Herself
Ken Foree ... Himself
Mark H. Harris Mark H. Harris ... Himself
Richard Lawson ... Himself
Tina Mabry ... Herself
Kelly Jo Minter ... Herself
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Himself


An look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning.

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"It's Not About Them. It's About US."
29 March 2019 | by thesar-2See all my reviews

Probably my biggest criticism of "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror" is one I don't like in other movies: the length.

This fantastic documentary needed to be longer!!

Still, at only 83 minutes, it's incredibly paced, well shot and includes so many WONDERFUL movies and performances that the mainstream audience may never have heard of or seen without a mention here. To that/them I say: BRAVO. One in particular was Jada Pinkett Smith.

Just to give an example, way back in the day, I first saw her in Demon Knight on the big screen and LOOOVED her. Thought that very little known actress would go far after this horror movie. And she did. And they mentioned this movie/role in a nice little segment. If the rest of the doc didn't impress me (and it did,) this definitely was high on my list.

I've seen at least one, maybe a couple or more documentaries on Queer representation in cinema. It's nice to hear from another, very predominate group in horror films and their evolution. While I did see it with my own eyes, it's really nice to hear many different and important points of views. From incredibly well spoken experts in this field to actors/directors that I definitely admire.

Again, I just wish there was more. Here's hoping to probably the first ever documentary sequel for more content!*


Final thoughts: *I did NOT research that. So maybe there's already a documentary sequel. But, I'd still love to see one to this and learn even more and hear more intimate stories!

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