“‘The Black Dude Dies First’: Origins & More Musings”

Some thoughts on Black characters dying first at Graveyard Shift Sisters. “I’m a bit sour to the notion that Black characters (always) die first as the issue skitters the line of accuracy. I’ve always watched horror movies a bit removed from this concept, consistently watching films that are more tainted by the formula. If Black people don’t die first, they perish later. My biggest gripe being is the fact that Black characters are more times than not woefully underdeveloped and tropes, so if and when they do die, the beat is for the often white, central character we are to invest our emotional attachments in.”

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