Some of the scariest movies feature talented casts of African American or Black actors and actresses. The top Black horror movies focus on social issues that can be explored in unique ways. This is a list of all the greatest Black scary movies including everything from Jordan Peele's Get Out to Wes Craven's A Vampire in Brooklyn.
This list of African American horror movies blends subgenres like horror comedies with Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Holloween and horror thrillers like The Candyman. You'll even find Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier below starring in the hood horror film Bones. Wesley Snipes's Blade franchise and Spawn could be considered both a Black horror movie and a Black superhero movie.
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- A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood ...more
- Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) befriends Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago's Near North Side. From ...more
- Exploding from the pages of Marvel Comics comes the thrilling follow-up to the blockbuster "Blade." Half Man ... half vampire, and consumed by a desire to avenge the curse of his birth and save the ...more
- His House is a 2020 British horror thriller film directed by Remi Weekes. A refugee couple flees, war-torn Sudan to a small English town where an evil lurks just below the surface.
- Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly ...more
- In the wake of her mother's death in a mental institution, detective Rita Veder (Angela Bassett) is assigned to a baffling serial murder case. After examining the crime scene -- a corpse-filled ship ...more
- A creepy mortician, Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III), attempts to scare teenage drug dealer Stack (Joe Torry) and his friends straight by telling them four horrifying stories. One is about a ...more
- Trick is a 2019 American horror film directed by Patrick Lussier. A small-town detective must stop a serial killer, who goes by the name of Trick, from terrorizing his community.
- During a visit to Transylvania, an African prince (William Marshall) gets turned into a vampire by Count Dracula (Charles McCauley). Sealed in a coffin for several lifetimes, "Blacula" reawakens in ...more
- Detective Jack Radcliff gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley. Working together across time, they race to solve the crime before it can happen.
- Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly ...more
- Jimmy Bones (Snoop "Doggy" Dogg) is a legendary protector and patron of his thriving neighborhood. Cool, handsome and respected - Bones is the benevolent caretaker of his people until he is betrayed ...more
- Black Box is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing ...more
- Ganja & Hess is a 1973 horror film directed by Bill Gunn and stars Marlene Clark and Duane Jones. The film follows the exploits of archaeologist Dr. Hess Green who becomes a vampire after being ...more
- Successful author Veronica Henley is finishing a book tour before she returns home to her husband and daughter. But a shocking turn of events is about to upend Veronica's existence, plunging her into ...more
- For decades, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer. In present day, an artist begins to explore the macabre history ...more
- When nightclub owner Langston (Larry D. Johnson) refuses to sell out to local mob boss Morgan (Robert Quarry), he is beaten to death by a gang of hired thugs. His grief-stricken fiancee, Diana ...more
- When a hated rival, Lisa Fortier (Pam Grier), is chosen to lead the voodoo cult of Willis Daniels' (Richard Lawson) late mother, a vengeful Willis brings the doomed vampire Prince Mamuwalde (William ...more
- Rattlesnake is a 2019 American crime drama mystery film directed by Zak Hilditch. A single mother (Carmen Ejogo) accepts the help from a strange woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake.
- Covert government assassin Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is killed after being double-crossed by his boss, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). Upon arriving in Hell, Simmons is offered an opportunity to ...more
- Joel (James Bond III), a quiet divinity student from North Carolina, starts to question his faith. So he heads to New York to visit his friend K (Kadeem Hardison), a struggling actor, who takes him ...more
- A lonely middle-aged woman befriends some teenagers and decides to let them party in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober, don't curse, and ...more
- Sweetheart is a 2019 American survival horror film directed by J.D. Dillard. Jenn (Kiersey Clemons) washes ashore a small tropical island and must spend her days not only surviving the elements but ...more
- As her brother stands trial for the killing of an outspoken New Orleans professor, inner-city schoolteacher Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan) begins hearing rumors of the Candyman (Tony Todd), a murderous, ...more
- After surviving a night of terror on the West Coast, author Carl Black moves his family back to his childhood home in Chicago. His quest to find peace and quiet takes an unexpected turn when he meets ...more