Musings in the Dark: Horror 103: Iconography


Horror 103: 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.


  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.

  2. I am talking about this blog post. I even said it at the bottom of the post comment section too.


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