At Gayly Dreadful, “[This month] is for people of color and women who are afraid right now. It’s for those who can’t speak out. For those who don’t know how to. It’s for the people on the front lines, fighting for equality. It’s for that scared trans youth, […]
Dani Bethea kicks off Gayly Dreadful’s Pride Month with a meditation on race, gender, gender presentation and horror in cinema. “Particular intricacies always exist in the stories and lives of Black people, especially in the framing of (horror) imagery. As a Black American, I have a very particular […]
Graveyard Shift Sisters suggests 28 Black women filmmakers and the horror films they made–with links!
Neely Tucker writes about Negro Romance, a 1950s American romance comic focused on Black characters, for the Library of Congress blog. “It was startling and rare for its positive depiction of African Americans in the era, particularly in its portrayals of young black women as romantic heroines. But […]
At the New Yorker, Christine Smallwood looks at Dorothy B. Hughes’ “forgotten Noir,” The Expendable Man (1963). “The creation of difference itself was her subject. Her books were widely praised for their atmospheres of fear and suspense, and criticized when they reached, as the New York Times said […]
At BFM, Kimberly Nichele Brown consider Octavia Spencer’s role in Tate Taylor’s Ma (2019). “Ma offers viewers a new archetype of black womanhood–the black female suburbanite. Unlike earlier representations of middle-class black women that can be readily subsumed under the archetype of the ‘black lady,’ instead of respectability […]
Our friends at Graveyard Shift Sisters have some suggestions for your 31 Days of Horror!