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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)

Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, this is the untold history of black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre.
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May 21, 2021
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"A man has got to see his face." Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror moves chronologically through Black representation in horror films, as told and viewed by Black filmmakers and actors in this genre. I think it is important that the perspective is given solely to Black actors and filmmakers and is not counterpointed or discussed with White people. This film is about the Black experience as it relates to Black horror films. This is important for two reasons — #1 It will give non-Black viewers some perspective on the Black experience in representation or lack thereof; #2 As mentioned by Rachel True (actor in The Craft), sometimes the racism is so normalized in America (even to people of color) that its presence is often ignored. We all need to acknowledge the history of representation so positive change occurs. Because of laziness, I will be abbreviating Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror as HN:HBH. First, horror movies are profitable. Beyond that, a common theme throughout the horror genre, as articulated in many interviews in HN:HBH, is that Black history is Black horror.
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Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, this is the untold history of black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre.

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Genre:Documentary
Directed By:Xavier Burgin
Written By:Danielle Burrows, Ashlee Blackwell
In Theaters:2/7/2019
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Runtime:83 minutes
Studio:Stage 3 Productions

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