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Horror Noire

Horror Noire

Australian Premiere

Based on Robin R. Means Coleman’s landmark book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to the Present, this new documentary traces the under-represented history of African American artists in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Horror Noire provides a critical look at a century of films that by turns caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and eventually embraced Black culture — from the silent era through to early genre cinema, blaxploitation, urban horror, and the horror renaissance signalled in the late 2010s by films like Get Out.

Festival Appearances/Awards:

2019 Toronto International Film Festival, 2019 Sitges Film Festival

Language:

English

Content Warnings:

Graphic violence.

  • Runtime

    83 Mins

  • Director

    Xavier Burgin