One of the greatest horror documentaries is finally getting the blu-ray treatment...
...RLJE Films has announced that director Xavier Burgin's Horror Noire is coming to Blu-ray/DVD next month, and it's about time, as this documentary, which discusses the history of black Americans in film and the horror genre, is an important documentary that needs to be seen by everyone.
In Horror Noire, written by adjunct professor of film Ashlee Blackwell and Danielle Burrows:
"Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, HORROR NOIRE traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book, HORROR NOIRE presents the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators, from the voices who survived the genre’s past trends to those shaping its future."
Horror Noire features an array of interviews with talent including Tony Todd (Candyman), Rachel True (The Craft), Ernest Dickerson (Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, “The Walking Dead”), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood, “Chappelle’s Show”), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned, “Queen of the South”), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle & Flow), Tananarive Due (“The Twilight Zone”) and Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, professor and author of the book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present.
Horror Noire comes to Blu-ray/DVD on February 2nd from RLJE Films.
By Matt Konopka