Horror Noire — Official Trailer

source:   youtube.com

added: Mon, Jan 7th '19

When it comes to the history of horror, "Get Out" is recognized for subverting expectations and worn-out tropes of that genre. Particularly for giving black characters more meaningful roles rather than treating them like insignificant stooges or simple caricatures.

In the documentary "Horror Noire," which is premiering in February on the streaming platform Shudder, "Get Out" writer-director Jordan Peele is one of several notable horror filmmakers and actors discussing how people of color have been portrayed in horror films, which until very recently was frequently done in a negative light.

Based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, the documentary will also take a look at how the horror genre transformed throughout the years from exploiting black characters to now seeing them as the protagonist and the hero.

Directed by Xavier Burgin, "Horror Noire" will also feature interviews with "The Walking Dead" director Ernest Dickerson, "Candyman" actor Tony Todd, "They Live" actor Keith David, "Dawn of the Dead" actor Ken Foree, "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" actor Ken Sagoes, and veteran character actress Loretta Devine, among others.

The documentary will play in special screening events in New York and Los Angeles shortly before debuting on Shudder February 7th.

synopsis:
Based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, HORROR 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.

Featuring interviews with Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Jordan Peele (Us), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), Tony Todd (Candyman), Paula Jai Parker (Tales from the Hood), Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), Keith David (They Live), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Ken Sagoes (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors), Loretta Devine (Urban Legends: Final Cut), and Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman.

 

directed by   Xavier Burgin

release date   February 7, 2019 (on Shudder)

 
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