Tag: blaxploitation

Blacula is Beautiful

His two films, 1972’s Blacula and 1973’s Scream Blacula Scream, may be rushed and low budget, but you will never find a better vampire, nay, a better Dracula than William Marshall’s  tragic Prince Mamuwalde, or, if you like, Blacula. And when I say better, I mean it comprehensively. Mamuwalde […]

10 Comics I Liked In 2016

It’s the end of December, that time of year when I share ten comics I like and haven’t written about (much) and think you might like, too. Once again, my list is full of Dynamite and Image comics. But this year, I didn’t notice till I was making […]

Summer Fun Time Reading ’16

It’s that time again. The UV, both A and B, is high. The pollen’s flying. The sun is shining. And everywhere the summer lists are in bloom. So I have a list of comics that might go well with that public radio-recommended salad or be just the thing […]

“The Blaxploitation Horror Films of 1974”

“During the 1970’s Black filmmakers found their voices by making films that spoke to urban audiences in a way that had never been done before. Films like Sugar Hill, Abby, The Zebra Killers and so many more packed theaters with audiences hungry for Horror Movies where the Black Guy didn’t die first. 40 years […]

Mucking Up The Respectable Comics Business

I’ve been thinking about disreputable art more than usual lately, between the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey coming out and Jonathan Franzen franzenating about women mucking up the whole respectable novel business. I can’t help but think of the history of the novel in Europe and […]