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BLACK WOMEN IN HORROR: AN EARLY 2019 EDITION

A swell of well drawn, whole, and complicated Black female characters in widely accessible horror cinema has been the charge of Graveyard Shift Sisters since the beginning. With a firmly established celebration of the past, it is now thankfully a time where we can look towards a future of care and visibility for fresh, new…

“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…

The All-American Nightmares of Jordan Peele

As usual, Jordan Peele knows exactly where he’s going. “What we should do,” he says, with real enthusiasm, “is head to Hogwarts. Get some butterbeer. The Harry Potter ride is dope.” Peele has a movie he’s supposed to be editing, a burgeoning production company to run, an adorably talkative 17-month-old son waiting at home, but…