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2 weeks ago

“I drink of my sisters and I ask for the ability to not hate those who hate me. Especially racist pieces of bleach-blonde shit like Laura Lizzie.” [Rochelle 🔮 The Craft (1996 ) 🔮 #6 in my Black Horror Icons series.] #thecraft #thecraftmovie #rochelle #racheltrue #horror #fantasy #horrormovies #90shorror #90shorrormovies #90smovies #witch #witchcraft #witchy #blackwitch #witchmovies #90switch #blackexcellence #blackrepresentation #blacktalent #horroricon #blackhorroricons

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2 weeks ago

“Have you ever had to kill people because they had already killed your friends and were coming for you next? Have you ever done things that made you feel afraid of yourself afterward? Have you ever been covered in so much blood that you didn’t know if it was yours or walkers’ or your friends’? Huh? Then you don’t know.” [Michonne 🗡 The Walking Dead (2010— ) 🗡 #5 on my Black Horror Icons series because she’s indisputably the most badass zombie slayer ever.] #michonne #thewalkingdead #thewalkingdeadamc #amc #danaigurira #zombie #zombies #zombieapocalypse #zombieslayer #queen #horroricon #horror #horrortv #horrortvseries #horrortvshows #blackhorroricons #blackexcellence #blackrepresentation #blacktalent #icon #twdfamily #twd

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3 weeks ago

“You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it: the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to PULL THE TRIGGER!” [Blade | Blade (1998 ), Blade II (2002 ), Blade: Trinity (2004 ) | #4 in my Black Horror Icons series.] #blade #blademovie #bladeii #bladetrinity #wesleysnipes #stephennorrington #guillermodeltoro #vampire #vampires #vampiremovies #dhampir #90smovies #90shorrormovies #90sactionmovies #90shorror #horror #action #marvel #marvelcomics #goth #horroricon #horroricons #blackexcellence #blackrepresentation #blacktalent #blackhorroricons

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4 weeks ago

“Just because you're invited, doesn't mean you're welcome.” [Chris Washington | Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017 ); #3 in my Black Horror Icons series.] #getout #getoutmovie #jordanpeele #danielkaluuya #chriswashington #horror #horrormovies #thriller #modernhorror #blackexcellence #blacktalent #blackhorror #blackhorroricons #blackrepresentation

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4 weeks ago

“You shall pay, black prince. I shall place a curse of suffering on you that will doom you to a living hell. I curse you with my name. You shall be... Blacula!” [Blacula from William Crain’s Blacula (1972 ) and Bob Kelljan’s Scream Blacula Scream (1973 ), #2 in my Black Horror Icons series.] #blacula #blaculamovie #williammarshall #williamcrain #dracula #horror #horrormovies #70shorror #70shorrormovies #70smovies #horrorclassic #vampire #vampires #vampiremovie #classicvampire #blackexcellence #blackrepresentation #horroricon #blackhorrormovies #blackhorroricons #screamblaculascream #bobkelljan

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“There wasn't a sign of life left, except... by now, there were no more screams. I realized that I was alone, with fifty or sixty of those things just... standing there, staring at me! I started to drive, I - I just plowed right through them! They didn't move! They didn't run, or... they just stood there, staring at me! I just wanted to crush them! And they scattered through the air, like bugs.” -Ben | Night of the Living Dead (1968 ) [Now more then ever is the time to celebrate Black talent, Black pop culture icons, and Black contributions to the horror genre. So in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement and the ever changing world we are living in today I will be starting a new series. In this series I will be celebrating Black horror icons. There is no better horror icon to kick things off with than the first ever Black lead in a horror movie, the zombie-slaying icon Ben (Duane Jones ) from George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead.] #nightofthelivingdead #georgearomero #duanejones #60smovies #60shorror #60shorrormovies #classichorror #horrorclassic #zombie #zombies #zombiemovies #zombieslayer #blackhorroricons #horrormovies #blacklivesmatter #blacktalent #blackexcellence

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Black men and women are severely under-utilized in horror films. Horror is my favorite genre, but I’m not beyond recognizing that it has a bit of a racist history. POC, particularly black, are either completely absent or underdeveloped in a vast majority of horror movies. It’s very refreshing to see film makers like #JordanPeele and #NiaDacosta up and coming. The world deserves more diversity in horror movies. Above are some of my favorite stand-out performances from iconic black men and women 🥰

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Oct 2019

Today we are looking into a mirror and saying his name five times... Candyman is a horror film with alot on its mind. Helen, a white woman, writing her thesis on urban legends stumbles across the story of an African American boogeyman stalking the notoriously dangerous housing project, Cabrini-Green. This character became known as the 'Candyman', a vengeful, murderous spirit that can be summoned by repeating his name five times into a mirror. The son of a slave, Candyman grew to become a wealthy artist and began a love affair with a white woman who became pregnant with his child. This woman's father sent to have Candyman killed and so he was chased through the streets of Chicago, ending up in Cabrini Green. His murderers mutilated him (cutting his arm off which he later replaces with a sharp rusty hook ), covered him in honey and allowed killer bee's to sting him to death (bee symbolism has had a long history of association with poverty ) before setting him on fire. The housing project where the fim was set was real and occupied by a largely black community and was synonymous with poverty, drugs and crime. Such was Cabrini-Green's reputation, people were scared to even drive past it. Paired with the fact that Candyman's character was a dangerous black man obsessed with Helen, the white woman trying to disprove his existence, it was impossible to ignore the films racial and political commentary. The films director, Bernard Rose, wanted to explore the demonisation of underprivelaged areas and the belief that the people who live in them are dangerous and also white fear of black ghettos and black men in particular. It is argued that the film plays on white middle class fears of black people and it also can't be ignored that the white woman in danger of the 'dangerous black man' is a narrative which has been used to justify the real life lynchings of black men in America. Decades after it's release, Candyman's messages on race and social class are still as pertinent as ever and, with Jordan Peele rumoured to be working on a remake, the legend of Candyman may be set to return.

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last month

Black men and women are severely under-utilized in horror films. Horror is my favorite genre, but I’m not beyond recognizing that it has a bit of a racist history. POC, particularly black, are either completely absent or underdeveloped in a vast majority of horror movies. It’s very refreshing to see film makers like #JordanPeele and #NiaDacosta up and coming. The world deserves more diversity in horror movies. Above are some of my favorite stand-out performances from iconic black men and women 🥰

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“There wasn't a sign of life left, except... by now, there were no more screams. I realized that I was alone, with fifty or sixty of those things just... standing there, staring at me! I started to drive, I - I just plowed right through them! They didn't move! They didn't run, or... they just stood there, staring at me! I just wanted to crush them! And they scattered through the air, like bugs.” -Ben | Night of the Living Dead (1968 ) [Now more then ever is the time to celebrate Black talent, Black pop culture icons, and Black contributions to the horror genre. So in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement and the ever changing world we are living in today I will be starting a new series. In this series I will be celebrating Black horror icons. There is no better horror icon to kick things off with than the first ever Black lead in a horror movie, the zombie-slaying icon Ben (Duane Jones ) from George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead.] #nightofthelivingdead #georgearomero #duanejones #60smovies #60shorror #60shorrormovies #classichorror #horrorclassic #zombie #zombies #zombiemovies #zombieslayer #blackhorroricons #horrormovies #blacklivesmatter #blacktalent #blackexcellence

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2 weeks ago

“I drink of my sisters and I ask for the ability to not hate those who hate me. Especially racist pieces of bleach-blonde shit like Laura Lizzie.” [Rochelle 🔮 The Craft (1996 ) 🔮 #6 in my Black Horror Icons series.] #thecraft #thecraftmovie #rochelle #racheltrue #horror #fantasy #horrormovies #90shorror #90shorrormovies #90smovies #witch #witchcraft #witchy #blackwitch #witchmovies #90switch #blackexcellence #blackrepresentation #blacktalent #horroricon #blackhorroricons

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Oct 2019

Today we are looking into a mirror and saying his name five times... Candyman is a horror film with alot on its mind. Helen, a white woman, writing her thesis on urban legends stumbles across the story of an African American boogeyman stalking the notoriously dangerous housing project, Cabrini-Green. This character became known as the 'Candyman', a vengeful, murderous spirit that can be summoned by repeating his name five times into a mirror. The son of a slave, Candyman grew to become a wealthy artist and began a love affair with a white woman who became pregnant with his child. This woman's father sent to have Candyman killed and so he was chased through the streets of Chicago, ending up in Cabrini Green. His murderers mutilated him (cutting his arm off which he later replaces with a sharp rusty hook ), covered him in honey and allowed killer bee's to sting him to death (bee symbolism has had a long history of association with poverty ) before setting him on fire. The housing project where the fim was set was real and occupied by a largely black community and was synonymous with poverty, drugs and crime. Such was Cabrini-Green's reputation, people were scared to even drive past it. Paired with the fact that Candyman's character was a dangerous black man obsessed with Helen, the white woman trying to disprove his existence, it was impossible to ignore the films racial and political commentary. The films director, Bernard Rose, wanted to explore the demonisation of underprivelaged areas and the belief that the people who live in them are dangerous and also white fear of black ghettos and black men in particular. It is argued that the film plays on white middle class fears of black people and it also can't be ignored that the white woman in danger of the 'dangerous black man' is a narrative which has been used to justify the real life lynchings of black men in America. Decades after it's release, Candyman's messages on race and social class are still as pertinent as ever and, with Jordan Peele rumoured to be working on a remake, the legend of Candyman may be set to return.

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3 weeks ago

“You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it: the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to PULL THE TRIGGER!” [Blade | Blade (1998 ), Blade II (2002 ), Blade: Trinity (2004 ) | #4 in my Black Horror Icons series.] #blade #blademovie #bladeii #bladetrinity #wesleysnipes #stephennorrington #guillermodeltoro #vampire #vampires #vampiremovies #dhampir #90smovies #90shorrormovies #90sactionmovies #90shorror #horror #action #marvel #marvelcomics #goth #horroricon #horroricons #blackexcellence #blackrepresentation #blacktalent #blackhorroricons

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4 weeks ago

“Just because you're invited, doesn't mean you're welcome.” [Chris Washington | Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017 ); #3 in my Black Horror Icons series.] #getout #getoutmovie #jordanpeele #danielkaluuya #chriswashington #horror #horrormovies #thriller #modernhorror #blackexcellence #blacktalent #blackhorror #blackhorroricons #blackrepresentation

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2 weeks ago

“Have you ever had to kill people because they had already killed your friends and were coming for you next? Have you ever done things that made you feel afraid of yourself afterward? Have you ever been covered in so much blood that you didn’t know if it was yours or walkers’ or your friends’? Huh? Then you don’t know.” [Michonne 🗡 The Walking Dead (2010— ) 🗡 #5 on my Black Horror Icons series because she’s indisputably the most badass zombie slayer ever.] #michonne #thewalkingdead #thewalkingdeadamc #amc #danaigurira #zombie #zombies #zombieapocalypse #zombieslayer #queen #horroricon #horror #horrortv #horrortvseries #horrortvshows #blackhorroricons #blackexcellence #blackrepresentation #blacktalent #icon #twdfamily #twd

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