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‘Horror Noire’ screening tour dates & Shudder premiere

Holy shit. It’s February 2019!

To kick off Black History Month and Women In Horror Month, we’re spotlighting Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror! Directed by Xavier Burgin, this documentary reflects on the history of black horror films and examines the roles of African Americans in the genre.

Ashlee Blackwell of, Danielle Burrows, and author Robin R. Means Coleman head the project as the documentary’s writers.

Horror Noire features interviews with names including Jordan Peele, Tony Todd, Rachel True, and Loretta Devine. Needless to say, everyone in the horror community is ready for their chance to watch it!

Screening events are happening RIGHT NOW. Here are some screening dates and info courtesy of

Friday, February 1, 2019
Los Angeles: Egyptian Theatre

Co-presented by Beyond Fest and Shudder

Discussion following with Rachel True (actor, THE CRAFT), Ashlee Blackwell (co-writer/producer), Xavier Burgin (director), Tananarive Due (executive producer), Tony Todd (actor, CANDYMAN), William Crain (director, BLACULA), Ken Foree (actor, DAWN OF THE DEAD), Keith David (actor, THE THING). 

Moderated by Lisa Bolekaja.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Los Angeles: Egyptian Theatre

Double feature: Tales from the Hood/Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

Co-presented by Beyond Fest and Shudder

Discussion between films with TALES FROM THE HOOD director Rusty Cundieff and writer Darin Scott.

Monday, February 4, 2019
New York: Brooklyn Academy of Music

Double feature: Horror Noire/Tales from the Hood

Post-screening panel discussion with Xavier Burgin (director, Horror Noire), Tananarive Due (Author and educator; Horror Noire executive producer), R. Shanea Williams (filmmaker), Greg Anderson Elysee (Comics author), and Ashlee Blackwell (Founder, Graveyard Shift Sisters; Horror Noire Co-writer/producer)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Philadelphia: Lightbox Film Center

Exhumed Films and Fangoria are proudly teaming up to present the Philadelphia premiere of an exciting new genre documentary! Produced here in the Philadelphia area and soon to debut on AMC’s streaming service Shudder, HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and embraced both black filmmakers and black audiences.

The Philadelphia premiere will also feature an introduction and discussion with HORROR NOIRE producers/co-writers Ashlee Blackwell (creator of and Danielle Burrows (freelance writer/producer, A&E, WHYY, Arcadia Publishing, Weird NJ), and executive producers Phil Nobile Jr. (editor-in-chief of Fangoria Magazine) and Kelly Ryan (partner, Stage 3 Productions).

Special thanks to Fangoria, Shudder, and Stage 3 Productions for their sponsorship and support in presenting this screening.Buy Tickets

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Toronto: TIFF Bell Lightbox

Ashlee Blackwell and Tananarive Due on Horror Noire + Screening

Co-writer and producer Ashlee Blackwell and author, executive producer, and educator Tananarive Due — who created a university course inspired by Jordan Peele’s Get Out — join us for a special screening of this Shudder Original documentary about the history of Blackness in horror cinema, followed by an extended onstage conversation.

Loretta Devine discusses horror tropes surrounding black characters with Ken Sagoes in the Horror Noire trailer.
Not seeing a screening near you? The great news is the wait to watch this documentary won’t be long. On February 7th, you can watch Horror Noire on Shudder. If you’re not subscribed to this horror streaming service, you can use the code “Wihmx” for a FREE month of Shudder. Have a blast!

After you watch Horror Noire, be sure to tweet the filmmakers to show some love. You can also tweet at @thesuperghoul for a retweet. We’re out here showing love and support in 2019!

Follow the filmmakers on Twitter:
Director – Xavier Burgin (@XLNB)
Writer/Producer – Ashlee Blackwell (@GraveyardSister)
Writer/Producer – Danielle Burrows (@danielleburrows)
Writer/Executive Producer – Robin R. Means Coleman (@MeansColeman)
Executive Producer – Tananarive Due (@TananariveDue)
Executive Producer – Phil Noble Jr. (@PhilNobleJr)
Executive Producer – Kelly Ryan (@KellyRyanWest)

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