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Black Romance in Horror: Ganja & Hess

When Dr. Hess Green (Duane Jones) is attacked and stabbed with an ancient African dagger by his unstable assistant, he discovers he’s developed an unflinching addiction to imbibing blood. But his assistant’s wife, Ganja Meda (Marlene Clark) arrives in town in search of her missing husband, and the two begin an affair that makes for…

“The Black Dude Dies First” Origins & More Musings

“African American characters outlive other characters way more often than you’re lead to believe through genre jokes.” -Blair Hoyle, cinemaslasher.com “I seen this movie, the Black dude dies first.” -Orlando Jones as Harry in Evolution (2001) I’m a bit sour to the notion that Black characters (always) die first as the issue skitters the line…