Musings in the Dark: Horror 201: Iconography

10/01/2021

Horror 201: Iconography

It’s October and you know what that means!  Time for me to do my annual celebration of all things horror.  

This past summer, I was finally able to watch Horror Noire on Shudder. It’s a documentary about Black folks in horror; actors, directors, authors, screenwriters, etc. It begins with a statement of fact, “We love horror, but horror doesn’t love us…” and delves into our collective history in and with horror. If you have Shudder, it is definitely worth a watch.



After watching the documentary, I was inspired. I’d been dancing around potential topics for this year and couldn’t make a decision until I watched Horror Noire. I was going to have a list of Black horror icons; five female and five male, until in my research I discovered that Screen Rant already covered the males I’d put on my list.  After venting to Noob, I decided to modify my original plan and focus on Black female horror icons. 


So over the next 30 days, celebrate with me and let's give these Horror Queens their due.


3 comments:

  1. I was popping over here to say that your favorite time of year is finally here and I am expecting a bunch of blog posts from you. Glad you are not disappointing me.

    Oh and you still owe me a part 2 on the power of the post blog post.

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  2. I am talking about this blog post. I even said it at the bottom of the post comment section too. http://www.amayaradjani.com/2011/06/power-of-pussy.html

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