Happy Halloween! So, I randomly decided to share with you three of my favorite scary movies featuring either an all-black cast or a black actor/actress as the main character. Now I haven’t seen many of these, and you probably have your own favorites, so if this is the case, please share them in the comments below!
1 . Blade
Go ahead and wipe the dust off this VHS you probably still have tucked away somewhere in storage. I was six years old when this movie first came out. My mom wouldn’t let me see it, so I did what any other kid my age would’ve done, watched it with an irresponsible adult relative. When I was younger, the blood and vampire love scenes were almost too much for my sheltered adolescents to handle, and it was my first time seeing a black man in a scary movie who wasn’t the first person to die.
2. Vampire in Brooklyn
I saw this classic 1995 horror comedy for the first time last month. After I was able to turn a blind eye to the horrible graphics, this movie was actually pretty good, and Detective Justice added some nice eye candy to the cast. 😉
Although not technically a horror film, Thriller is arguably the best music video of all time and Halloween party favorite! I remember my first time watching the full Thriller music video, I was glued to the TV, mouth open, waiting to see what would happen next. And now, thanks to Wii’s Michael Jackson, the Experience, I am proud to announce I have mastered the Thriller dance… 😀
If you plan to go out to celebrate Halloween, rather than get your adrenalines pumping with a good horror film, have fun, be safe and DON’T take candy from strangers! Oh…and steer clear of the racist costumes that you are bound to run across!
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