Horror Noire - A History of Black Horror
MAD | Black History Month
The faithful servant. The African tribesman. The Voodoo priestess. The buffoon. The Magical Negro. And, of course, the hapless guy who dies first. For much of the history of horror, black American characters have been confined to a limited number of tropes.
But that’s changing.
Based on the book of the same name, Horror Noire is an entertaining and incisive exploration of black characters in horror films, from The Birth of a Nation to Get Out. Our guides include scholars and academics, movie stars like Tony Todd (Candyman) and filmmakers like Ernest Dickerson (Tales from the Crypt).
"Horror Noire isn’t just a documentary, it is a snapshot of Black American history through the lens of horror. It is an indispensable installment in film history. Horror Noire is required viewing not just for horror fans, but for anyone interested in American history, politics, culture, and filmmaking.." Sezín Koehler
"Will become a canonical work for film history buffs and horror aficionados alike." Peg Aloi, Arts Fuse
*Please note most screenings are 19+. $5 screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse not included.