#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 14: "Black Horror"


#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 14: "Black Horror"

In defining the theme we turn to a description outlined on the website for Horror Noire Executive Producer Tananarive Due and author/screenwriter Steven Barnes's six-part online course, "The Sunken Place: Black Horror" (based on Due's UCLA class "The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and the Black Horror Aesthetic"): “We define 'Black Horror' as Horror by Black creators and/or featuring a Black protagonist(s) in service to a story through a Black lens. Black creators may (though not always) tackle themes of social justice, ritual and magic, ancestors, and Black survival in their work. But all Black Horror combats the erasure of Black voices in Horror.”

Here are some of our picks from last year

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Here's our watchlist for today...

-Us (2019) directed by Jordan Peele - 2h 1m
-Candyman (1992) directed by Bernard Rose - 1h 39m
-His House (2020) directed by Remi Weekes - 1h 33m - Netflix
-Petey Wheatstraw (1977) directed by Cliff Roquemore - 1h 35m - Tubi, Criterion
-The People Under the Stairs (1991) directed by Wes Craven - 1h 42m - Peacock
-Tales From the Hood (1995) directed by Rusty Cundieff - 1h 38m - Peacock

Stephen & Dani: 
-Candyman (2021) directed by Nia DaCosta - 1h 31m - Amazon Prime, Paramount+
-Scream Blacula Scream (1973) directed by Bob Kelljan - 1h 36m - PlutoTV
-Attack the Block (2011) directed by Joe Cornish - 1h 28m - Hulu
-Vampires vs the Bronx (2020) directed by Osmany Rodriguez - 1h 26m - Netflix
-Ganja + Hess (1973) directed by Bill Gunn - 1h 30m - Showtime

Tell us about your picks on social media by tagging @Vundacast or @Vundablog and #VundaHalloweenAthon in your tweets or posts.

Our official #VundaHalloweenAthon art that feature Freddy, Captain Spaulding, and Sheetar was done by Josh Stifter who is not only an artist but a filmmaker. If you subscribe to his Flush Studios Patreon you can access great behind the scenes content and his short films which could fit many of our themes. He has two feature length films: The Good Exorcist is a comedic horror film made for $7000 under the supervision of Robert Rodriguez available on TromaNOW (perfect for "Blood Baths" or "Elevated Horror of the 2010's" day) or his Hubbie Award winning second feature film Greywood's Plot (perfect for "Black & White" or "Monster Mania" day) a film about friendship, cryptids and making a monster, out now thanks to Terror Films on digital and Tubi.


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