Film Documentary ‘Horror Noir’ Is Coming To Blu-Ray!

January 15, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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RLJE has snagged the rights to Shudder’s Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and will be releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD next month.


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 Coleman, Tananarive Due, Fangoria 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: A History of Black Horror, which is a must-see, will be out on Blu-ray and DVD on February 2, 2021, from RLJE Films. Shudder subscribers can watch it now.



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