Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Reviews

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February 3, 2021
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.
October 21, 2020
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.
July 25, 2020
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 15, 2020
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.
May 29, 2020
orror Noire is an impressive accomplishment, that does more than just discuss representation in horror. The film's academic approach to its subject matter, born of a true love of the genre, will have you looking at these films with a fresh perspective.
February 27, 2020
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.
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.
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