The 6 Best Black Horror Movies to Watch this Halloween: A NoirGossip “Top” List
As a horror film fanatic I just love watching scary movies. Always have, always will. My favorite author of all time is Stephen King and even though I don’t go all out for Halloween, I do appreciate all the movies that come on televison during the fall season, lol. So, I wanted to share with my readers my list of the best black horror films out there to watch late at night with your loved one. Just a reason to stay in bed and hold each other tight! Of course I feel we have a long way to go since these movies have no where near the cult followings of the Friday the 13th series or the famed Halloween or even Nightmare on Elm Street, but they are worth watching just for fun. Let me now get started, feel free to click on each individual name for a preview.
Candyman: I place this movie at the top of the list, number one because of the fact that it is probably the most serious horror film out of these all. It’s not an all black horror movie, per say, but the title character is. If you haven’t watched this 1992 film even yet, you should. The story goes that Candyman is an urban legend that comes to life to kill you if you speak his name five times in front of a mirror. Do you dare try it yourself?
Blacula: 1972′s Blacula is a well known blaxplotation film that became rather popular even still, today. This story is about an African prince who goes to see Count Dracula for help and ends up getting transformed into a vampire himself. This movie certainly doesn’t stand up to other horror flicks of it’s time but if you want to say you watched it before, go ahead and check it out.
Tales from the Hood: I just watched this movie myself, last night. If you want a good laugh, then this movie is a must rent, must see! This movie is basically 4 stories in one, as Clarence Williams stars as a funeral director who shares the stories of his customers to four boys from the “hood” who came looking for drugs to buy off of him. They stories are just crazy and weirdly entertaining, and in the end, these guys get more than they bargained for out of this odd director!
Vampire in Brooklyn: Starring Eddie Murphy and Angela Bassett, this 1995 movie by Legendary Horror Big-Shot Wes Craven has more humor than horror in it oddly. This is probably Eddie Murphy’s worst film in my opinion but again, if you want a collection of black horror films, there is not a huge selection to go through and you will have to purchase this one and watch for yourself.
Bones: I almost forgot about this one! Starring Snoop Dogg as Bones himself and Legendary sex pot Pam Grier, this one is a good movie to pass the time with I suppose. The movie is about a guy named Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost after being shot and killed, seeking revenge on those who killed him and works to clean up his neighborhood.
Def By Temptation: My man Samuel L. Jackson stars in this film along with Kadeem Hardison and Bill Nunn. The storyline goes An evil vampire woman is preying on various black men in NYC, and all that stands in her way is three men including a minister-in-training, actor, and a police officer that specializes in the supernatural.
So there’s my list… Are their any you would like to add, or any worth noting that I possibly missed?
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