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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)

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Horror Noire features interviews with filmmakers and scholars, showcasing a who's who of black horror cinema, from those who survived the genre's past trends to those shaping its future.

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People go to horror films to scream and squirm and have a good time. "Horror Noire" shows that to many, horror films are more than just blood and guts. It's a matter of life and death.

March 15, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Horror Noire is easily the best horror documentary I've seen in a very long time. It tackles my favorite genre with pathos and intelligence...

July 20, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Horror Noire (as both a documentary and book) needs to be added to every film studies syllabus.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Xavier Burgin's documentary insightfully surveys the history of black - and black female - representation in horror cinema.

March 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The thing that blew me away the most was what the documentary's spectacular insight revealed to me about the genre, even beyond the representation.

March 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Dense with both trenchant observations and revelatory 'forgotten lore,' such that even horror obsessives will learn something new.

February 26, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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