Shudder makes Horror Noire available for free
James R | On 06, Jun 2020
Shudder has made Horror Noire available for free, in an act of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The documentary is one of the few non-fiction original projects released by the horror streaming service, which is operated by AMC. Horror Noire delves into a century of genre films, tracing the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to horror. Featuring interviews with Jordan Peele, Tananarive Due, Keith David (The Thing), Tony Todd (Candyman), Rachel True (The Craft) and more, the film “insightfully surveys the history of black – and black female – representation in horror cinema”, as we wrote in our review here.
“Police brutality and systemic racism are horrors that must end now,” said the streaming service in a statement. “We stand with the protestors seeking justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and far too many others. Today, Shudder made donations to Black Lives Matter, NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Bail Bond Network. In addition we have partnered with Fright Rags to create a special Shudder T-shirt to raise funds, with 100 per cent of the profits going to these organisations. We have also made our documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror free to stream on Shudder.”
The film joins 13th, the Netflix original documentary, in being made available for free by a streaming service for educational purposes. 13th is currently available on YouTube here. To watch Horror Noire for free, click here.