Shudder’s ‘Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror’ Set To Premiere This February

January 8, 2019

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Shudder has announced the premiere of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, premiering on February 7th following special screenings in LA and NY this February.

Based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Dr. Robin R. Means ColemanHorror Noire takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and embraced both black filmmakers and black audiences. The film also explores how black voices in front of and behind the camera shaped and impacted the genre. 


Horror Noire features interviews with critically acclaimed filmmakers, and stars in the genre, including directors William Crain (Blacula), Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Jordan Peele (Get OutUs), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned); actors Tony Todd (Candyman), Keith David (The Thing), Paula Jai Parker (Tales from the Hood),  Richard Lawson (Scream Blacula Scream), Rachel True (The Craft); and authors Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), and Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, among many others.


Horror Noire is directed by Xavier Burgin, executive produced by Dr. Robin R. Means ColemanTananarive DueFangoria Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr and Kelly Ryan of Stage 3 Productions, and is produced and co-written by Ashlee Blackwell and Danielle Burrows

Horror Noire will premiere exclusively on Shudder on Thursday, February 7, after special screening events in Los Angeles on Feb. 1 at the Egyptian Theater and in New York at BAM on Feb. 4.


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