#VundaHalloweenathon Day 22: "Black Horror"
#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 22: "Black Horror"
In defining today's 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.”
-Adult Swim Yule Log (2022) directed by Casper Kelly
-Nanny (2022) directed by Nikyatu Jusu -- Amazon Prime
-Candyman (2021) directed by Nia DaCosta -- Peacock
-His House (2020) directed by Remi Weekes (United Kingdom) -- Netflix
-Nope (2022) directed by Jordan Peele -- Amazon Prime
-Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) directed by Ernest R. Dickerson -- Peacock
- The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (2023) directed by Bomani Story --Shudder
-Us (2019) directed by Jordan Peele -- Peacock
-The People Under the Stairs (1991) directed by Wes Craven -- Peacock
-Bones (2001) directed by Ernest R. Dickerson -- Tubi
-Blade (1998) directed by Stephen Norrington -- Max
-Candyman (1992) directed by Bernard Rose -- Peacock
Our official #VundaHalloweenAthon art that features Freddy Kreuger, Captain Spaulding, and Sheetar was done by Josh Stifter who is not only a talented artist but a filmmaker. If you subscribe to his Flush Studios Patreon you will gain access great behind the scenes content from Little Lucia and the Big Deal a wrestling short he is working on, Scumbag the film he's currently editing shot alone during covid, you will be a part of pre-production on Band-Aid face, and Abcess, and access his short films like 1st of November. 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 "Comedy of Terrors" or "To Hell with the Devil" day) or his Joe Bob's Jamboree Hubbie Award winning second feature film Greywood's Plot (perfect for "Creature Comforts" day) a film about friendship, cryptids and making a monster, out now thanks to Terror Films on digital and Tubi.
#VundaHalloweenathon would not be worth doing if it wasn't for the wonderful performances of so many great actors, and the blood, sweat, and tears put in by writers. At this time the Screen Actors Guild are on strike for fair compensation. We at the Vundacast support these efforts.