Horror Noire: Shudder traces the history of black horror
James R | On 08, Feb 2019
Shudder will trace the history of black horror with new documentary Horror Noire.
The horror streaming service’s first original documentary, the movie traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, Horror Noire takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and embraced both black filmmakers and black audiences.
Adapting Coleman’s seminal book, Horror Noire will present the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators; the voices who survived the genre’s past trends, to those shaping its future. Interviewees include Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Jordan Peele (Us), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), Tony Todd (Candyman), Paula Jai Parker (Tales from the Hood), Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), and Coleman himself.
The film is available to stream now on Shudder UK, as part of £4.99 monthly subscription. Here’s the trailer: