Black Horror: Dawn of a New Era

What scares us most on film

Ashley Nkadi
Feb 6, 2020 · 9 min read
Illustration by Eb Ball

ToTo say that the horror genre is having a moment would be an understatement. Gone are the slasher films of the 80s, and thoughtful movie like Hereditary, Babadook, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night are taking center stage. Within this larger horror revival lives a renaissance of Black Horror. From Get Out to The First Purge, Black writers, producers and…