Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Reviews

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July 20, 2019
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...
May 16, 2019
Horror Noire (as both a documentary and book) needs to be added to every film studies syllabus.
March 22, 2019
Xavier Burgin's documentary insightfully surveys the history of black - and black female - representation in horror cinema.
March 18, 2019
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 15, 2019
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.
February 26, 2019
Dense with both trenchant observations and revelatory 'forgotten lore,' such that even horror obsessives will learn something new.
February 23, 2019
What's most interesting about 'Horror Noire' is its unconventionally holistic approach to the subject.
February 23, 2019
Treat yourself to this enlightening documentary and then go watch some horror films with new eyes. And kudos to Shudder for backing a documentary like this.
February 21, 2019
I envision that Horror Noire will become a canonical work for film history buffs and horror aficionados alike.
February 21, 2019
Horror Noire isn't just a documentary, it is a snapshot of Black American history through the lens of horror.
February 15, 2019
Xavier Burgin's documentary is not only a terrific look at black characters in American cinema, but also the importance of cinema studies.
February 13, 2019
Shudder has assembled a team of experts to document black history in horror cinema.
February 12, 2019
It's a painfully overdue education in cinema that should be essential viewing for film students and film buffs alike.
February 8, 2019
Sleekly produced, internally cohesive, and wildly overdue, Horror Noire offers up some much-needed diversity in the long line of horror documentation.
February 8, 2019
Without a doubt, Horror Noire is one of the most important entertainment documentaries to ever come along, genre or otherwise.
February 8, 2019
Horror Noire is more than a mere exploration of the horror genre, it is a necessary and sobering look at America's complicated relationship with race.
February 8, 2019
Horror Noire crams a lot within its short time frame, but it's always entertaining, and like the best horror films, the documentary will certainly hold up under repeat viewings.
February 7, 2019
Offers a timely and engaging perspective on black representation in American cinema.
February 7, 2019
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
HORROR NOIRE is essential. Each era of film is analyzed with a uniquely personal and perspicacious scope while also reflecting on the historical events and popular crimes which adhered to frustrating stereotypes and invisibility within the genre.
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