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!
Graveyard Shift Sisters interviews Dr. Robin Means Coleman about her book Horror Noire, that’s right the very book that was adapted into the swell documentary, Horror Noire. “Horror Noire was born out of a truly very simple question: “Does the Black guy really always die first in horror […]
Friend of the Gutter Beth Accomando discussing Us (2019) with Professor John Jennings at KPBS’ Cinema Junkie podcast. “Jordan Peele’s Us has been killing it at the box office and stirring a lot of discussion about what it all means. So this episode of Cinema Junkie will attempt […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Ashlee Blackwell writes about Us (2019). And there is another fine piece about Us at Black Horror Movies.