The 10 Scariest Black Horror Movies of All Time

Best Black Horror Movies of All Time
Best Black Horror Movies of All Time

We all know we don’t usually get to see a movie that revolves around black people and in most of the horror movies black character dies first, but not all the movies created equally. Black horror movies center on protagonists of color and not only offer spooky times, but they also showcase deeper stories that are actually terrifying because they’re so real: Systemic racism, violence, poverty, and social injustice.

If you’re looking for the Best Black Horror Movies of All Time to experience something which is not only spooky but mind provoking then this article is for you

So let’s start with our list of Best Black Horror Movies of All Time.

Antebellum

  • Year: 2020
  • IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
  • Director: Gerald Bush, Christopher Renz 
  • Starring: Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 1h 46 minutes

Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future — before it’s too late. Antebellum offers neither a coherent social commentary nor – thanks to its pat, ahistorical ending – a revenge thriller’s catharsis. What works best – and worst – about Antebellum is wrapped up in its secrets and how the writer-directors’ deal with them

Candy Man 

  • Year: 2021
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9/10
  • Director: Nia DaCosta 
  • Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 1h 31 minutes 

An artist begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

The highly anticipated remake or reboot of the original 1992 movie directed by Bernard Rose, The main characters give a mediocre acting performance the likes of watching a cheap TV show. There is little to none special-effects in this one and it also fails as a psychological horror movie. I would still recommend this to thriller and horror fans.

Black box 

  • Year: 2020
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Director: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
  • Starring: Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 1h 40 minutes 

After losing his wife and memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is. Although the title proves to be rather forgettable, Black Box is anything but. It’s a unique and peculiar twisted vision from the likes of Blumhouse, which has a great premise, but doesn’t always execute it as well as it could have. It is a good psychological thriller, amazing acting and a good twist. Give it a go

Ganja and Hess 

  • Year: 1973
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Director: Bill Gunn
  • Starring: Marlene Clark, Duane Jones, Bill gunn
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 1h 50 minutes 

After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor’s assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood. Ganja and Hess is a landmark film in so many ways. It is a remarkable achievement technically and in terms of fractured narrative. It is a remarkable addition to the African-American cannon of film. It is a remarkable boundary crossing experiment, aggressively combining elements of the blacksploitation horror film with the “art” film.

Tales From The Hood

  • Year: 1995
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
  • Director: Rusty Cundieff
  • Starring: Corbin Bernsen, Rosalind Cash, Rusty Cundieff, David Alan Grier, Anthony Griffith
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 1h 38 minutes 

A creepy mortician, Mr. Simms, attempts to scare teenage drug dealer Stack and his friends straight by telling them four horrifying stories. One is about a guilt-riddled cop who goes crazy after ignoring his corrupt partner. He also tells of a meek schoolboy with terrifying supernatural powers. Although the young thugs want to take their drugs and escape Mr. Simms, he still has two more tales to tell.

The stories are inspired by black issues. So, this isn’t just a cheap horror movie. There is a depth to it, and it is a critique of society, and who the real monsters of the world are. This isn’t just a rip-off of Tales from the Crypt. It is as good as Tales from the Crypt, if not better.

His House

  • Year: 2020
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
  • Director: Remi Weekes 
  • Starring: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 1h 33 minutes

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface. HIS HOUSE is certainly a horror story, with weird, supernatural goings-on and more than one or two effective jump scares. Taken as just a horror story, though, it is fairly ordinary. The setting is unusual, but “a couple moves into a new dwelling only to find ‘something’ is already there and isn’t happy to share the space” is the stuff to get a horror fan excited.

Blade 

  • Year: 1998
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Director: Stephen Norrington
  • Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 2h 

Blade, who is part-vampire and part-mortal, becomes a vampire hunter to protect human beings. He prevents vampires from taking control over the human race. Wesley Snipes brought his charisma and martial arts skills forward to turn this obscure Marvel Comics character into a household name. Stephen Dorff played an equally eccentric villain that could move from charming to menacing in a scene.

Even if you’re not a fan of Vampire movies it ain’t no regular Vamp movie at all and the special effects are awesome and the sound track to

Us

  • Year: 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
  • Director: Jordan Peele  
  • Starring: Lupita Nyong’I, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 2h 1 minutes 

Adelaide Wilson and her family are attacked by mysterious figures dressed in red. Upon closer inspection, the Wilsons realize that the intruders are exact lookalikes like them. A masterpiece of identity horror & dark reflection on America’s past with chilly atmospherics, originality in concept, psychological torment + twists, old-world suspense-building, and one of the best scorings in modern Horror history. Overall, there are a lot of lessons to draw from this movie whether it be to face your fears, promote social justice, or simply enjoy a movie. At the end of the day, it’s a good post-movie conversation and absolutely worth a watch.

Night Of Living Dead

  • Year: 1968
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
  • Director: George A. Romero
  • Starring:  Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Marilyn Eastman, Karl Hardman
  • Language:  English
  • Runtime: 1h 36 minutes 

The radiation from a fallen satellite causes the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food. The black and white film footage is truly chilling, and the music and sound effects combine with a very realistically scary and doomed feel of the loss of all hope. The blood and the fire really stand out in this kind of black and white film style. The suffocatingly condemned realisation that there is no escape from the walking corpses, feeding on flesh, ripping out intestines, and devouring everyone truly creeps in slowly and insidiously. The suggestions of how to escape start to dwindle. But even more horrific than the murderous zombies is the cruelty of man to himself, and the inability of the living people to get along and help each other in this little farm house where they are trapped.

Get Out

  • Year: 2017
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
  • Director: Jordan Peele 
  • Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones
  • Language:  English 
  • Runtime: 1h 44 minutes 

Chris, an African-American man, decides to visit his Caucasian girlfriend’s parents during a weekend getaway. Although they seem normal at first, he is not prepared to experience the horrors ahead.

A fabulous work which doesn’t disappoint movie lovers. Get out is an amazing thriller. Having a really different and creative plot as compared to thriller movies I have watched till now. 

It has the perfect pace. It doesn’t have any unnecessary scenes and dialogues, every scene keeps importance and if not those scenes are not boring and doesn’t feel like why are they trying to extend it unnecessarily. The only thing which I think could have made movie lovers more happy was by not making it too easy to understand what exactly is happening. its a perfect horror/thriller which ends with even more exciting mystery.

Wrapping Up..

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