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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. Read critic reviews

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A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre since the beginning.

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Critic Reviews for Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

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  • A powerful reminder how something as seemingly lowbrow and disposable as horror cinema can be a surprisingly successful vehicle to address broader social issues that have very real relevance.

    October 21, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • Horror Noire is essential viewing for any cinema fan. A documentary that isn't afraid to have the subjects praise, and just as often damn, the features that have inspired countless people to pursue horror.

    February 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A captivating and eye-opening study of the black experience of horror films (from within the industry and as viewers), which charts the progress over the last century.

    February 3, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It all adds up to a most entertaining and enlightening history of Black culture and racism, along with a history of the movies. This is essential viewing.

    July 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Horror Noire is pure fun for horror fans both experienced and new, but I have no doubt that it's also going to become a go-to informational gateway.

    July 15, 2020 | Full Review…

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