Shudder-and-Thrill: Jordan Peele, More on Blacks in Horror in 'Horror Noire'

Netflix-and-chill? Time to Shudder-and-thrill! 

Every horror movie fan will find much to enjoy about Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror — the first original documentary feature from AMC Networks streaming service Shudder, your source for all things horror, thriller, and the supernatural.

Horror Noire takes a critical look at decades of genre films which, at times, have caricatured, exploited, sidelined, yet also embraced both black filmmakers and black audiences.

Esteemed actors Loretta Devine (Urban Legend), Keith David (The Thing, Greenleaf), Rachel True (The Craft), Miguel Nunez (Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), and Kelly Jo Minter (The People Under the Stairs)—plus directors Ernest Dickerson (Bones, Tales from the Crypt, Demon Knight) and William Crain (Blacula)—were among those on hand for its world premiere and the famous Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on February 1st.

Based on Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman’s acclaimed book of the same name, the doc showcases in-depth interviews with Dickerson, Jordan Peele (Us, Get Out), and more noted directors, writers, and actors: Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), Tony Todd (Candyman), Paula Jai Parker (Tales from the Hood),  Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), and Dr. Coleman herself.

Poised to become a staple of in folks’ Black History Month and Halloween programming, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a must-watch for all fans of the genre and film buffs everywhere.

Check out the Horror Noire trailer right here on

Visit the official Shudder site for more details about the channel and how you can get it free for 7 days.

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