Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

A film by Xavier Burgin

USA, 2019, 50'

The first original documentary produced by streaming platform Shudder, "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror" is a journey through the history of American cinema, specifically about the way horror approaches and portrays black people. Beginning in the early days of film, with 1915’s "The Birth of a Nation” where a black man is the villain captured and hanged by the KKK, the heroes of the narrative; up to modern day, the documentary examines problematic trends established over the years, using interviews, excerpts and filmmaking to also analyze the role of black people in this genre, whether as protagonists, public or creators. An adaptation of Robin R. Means Coleman's book of the same name.


DIRECTOR Xavier Burgin SCRIPT Ashlee Blackwell, Danielle Burrows PRODUCER Ashlee Blackwell, Danielle Burrows CAST Tony Todd, Ken Foree, Keith David LANGUAGE English SUBTITLES Portuguese SALES Justin Timms justin@yellowveilpictures.com

Xavier Burgin

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