Read This Before You Watch “Night of the Living Dead”

This week we start our exploration of Black representation in horror films by watching “Night of Living Dead” (1968), the feature debut from George A. Romero who went on to become of the horror genre’s great directors and to create his own cottage industry of “living dead” movies. Romero famously said he co-wrote the movie’sContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Night of the Living Dead””

Black Representation in Horror Films, Part 1

Professor Chuck announces a new five-week horror film series exploring Black Representation in Horror Films from the late 1960s to the mid-90s. This sequence forms the first half of a horror film series exploring black horror films to the present day. Those interested are invited to participate in Part 1, Part 2, or both. EnrolledContinue reading “Black Representation in Horror Films, Part 1”

Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episode 8

By contrast to “I Am,” our second episode this week, “Jig-A-Bobo” concerns itself more with the seemingly endless grief of ongoing American racism and racist violence, rooted in past evils but still doggedly pursuing, mocking, and menacing us, just like the two creepy girls who follow Diana (Jada Harris) after she is spit cursed byContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episode 8″