Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror more than lives up to its title, offering a smart and entertaining overview of American film history through an overlooked lens.

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Horror Noire features interviews with filmmakers and scholars, showcasing a who's who of black horror cinema, from those who survived the genre's past trends to those shaping its future.

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  • People go to horror films to scream and squirm and have a good time. "Horror Noire" shows that to many, horror films are more than just blood and guts. It's a matter of life and death.

    March 15, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Burgin smartly allows most of his interviewees to sit amongst each other in pairs throughout a cinema set. As they watch clips, they revisit filmmaking anecdotes and discuss film themes that add so much dimension to its narrative.

    February 27, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Horror Noire is easily the best horror documentary I've seen in a very long time. It tackles my favorite genre with pathos and intelligence...

    July 20, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Horror Noire (as both a documentary and book) needs to be added to every film studies syllabus.

    May 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Xavier Burgin's documentary insightfully surveys the history of black - and black female - representation in horror cinema.

    March 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The thing that blew me away the most was what the documentary's spectacular insight revealed to me about the genre, even beyond the representation.

    March 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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