Monday, November 2, 2015

The #BlackHorror21 Halloween Challenge Recap

On our second year anniversary on October 9th, I decided to do a 21 Shades Of Blackness retrospective in horror film history covering titles from the 1970s and the 1990s, as they stand as the best decades that highlight prominent Black characters in horror films. The #Blackhorror21 hashtag is where you can find facts, figures, and commentary on some of horror's most unique and diverse perspectives on race and more! During all these festivities, something else was able to pass:

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in comment as your thoughts matter as an audience savvy to some of these films that don't receive the recognition they richly deserve.

Hope All Had A Fun Halloween! 

Day 1: Blacula (1972)

Day 2: Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

Day 3: Ganja & Hess (1973)

Day 4: Blackenstein (1973)

Day 5: Abby (1974)

Day 6: Sugar Hill (1974)

Day 7: Soul Vengeance (1975)

Day 8: J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

Day 9: Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

Day 10: Devil's Express (1976)

Day 11: Def By Temptation (1991)

Day 12: Black Demons (1991)

Day 13: Voodoo Dawn (1991)

Day 14: The People Under The Stairs (1991)

Day 15: Candyman (1992)

Yes, the above tweet is from the writer/director of Candyman!

Day 16: Vampire In Brooklyn (1995)

Day 17: Tales From The Hood (1995)

Day 18: Spirit Lost (1997)

Day 19: Beloved (1998)

Day 20: Blade (1998)

Day 21: Urban Menace (1999)

This direct-to-video, "hip hop" horror film was about a former preacher turned revengeful ghost seeking out the crime syndicate that murdered his family. Not much else is known about the film that has been made public. It falls nicely in the realm of the 1940's race films that blended morality tales with supernatural elements.
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