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The Best Black Horror Movies

Updated April 9, 2021 1.1k votes 164 voters 10.3k views36 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Black horror movies.

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.

Which of these movies do you think is the scariest? Take a look at this list and give the best films a vote up to make sure they end up in the top spot. Can't find your favorite Black horror movie? Add it to the list and check back to see new movies as they come out.

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    Candyman

    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd
    Candyman is a 1992 American horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on the...  more

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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener
    Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American...  more

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    Tales from the Hood

    David Alan Grier, Corbin Bernsen
    Tales From the Hood is a 1995 horror anthology film directed by Rusty Cundieff, and executive...  more

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    Us

    Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke
    Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a...  more

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    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes
    Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen...  more

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    Bones

    Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier
    Bones is a 2001 American horror film directed by Ernest Dickerson. It is about a gangster that...  more
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    Blacula

    Vonetta McGee, Elisha Cook
    Blacula is a 1972 American blaxploitation horror film produced for American International...  more

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    Spawn

    Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo
    Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural superhero film loosely based on the comic book of the...  more

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    Sugar Hill

    Charles Robinson, Richard Lawson
    Sugar Hill is a 1974 horror blaxploitation zombie film released by AIP. It starred Marki Bey...  more
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    The First Purge

    Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis
    The First Purge is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray,...  more
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    Scream Blacula Scream

    Pam Grier, Craig T. Nelson
    Scream Blacula Scream is a 1973 blaxploitation horror film, made under the working titles...  more
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    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes
    Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics...  more

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    Don't Let Go

    David Oyelowo, Storm Reid
    Don’t Let Go is a 2019 American supernatural thriller film directed by Jacob Aaron Estes....  more
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    Ganja & Hess

    Duane Jones, Leonard Jackson
    Ganja & Hess is a 1973 horror film directed by Bill Gunn and stars Marlene Clark and Duane...  more
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    Trick

    Omar Epps, Jamie Kennedy
    Trick is a 2019 American horror film directed by Patrick Lussier. A small-town detective must...  more
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    Ma

    Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans
    Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor. A lonely woman...  more

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    Vampire in Brooklyn

    Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett
    Vampire in Brooklyn is a 1995 American horror comedy film directed by Wes Craven, and starring...  more

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    Jacob's Ladder

    Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams
    Jacob's Ladder is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by David M. Rosenthal,...  more

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    Def by Temptation

    Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn
    Def by Temptation is a horror film directed by James Bond III and stars Kadeem Hardison,...  more

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    Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

    Stephen Tyrone Williams, Rami Malek
    Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a 2014 American horror film directed by Spike Lee. A wealthy...  more
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    Bad Hair

    Zaria Kelley, Corinne Massiah
    Bad Hair is a 2020 American comedy-horror film directed by Justin Simien. In 1989, an...  more
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    Black Box

    Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad
    Black Box is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr....  more
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    Meet the Blacks

    Mike Tyson, Mike Epps
    Meet the Blacks is a 2016 American horror comedy film directed by Deon Taylor, and is a parody...  more
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    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

    Tony Todd, Veronica Cartwright
    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is the 1995 sequel to the horror film Candyman, an adaptation...  more
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    Antebellum

    Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange
    Antebellum is a 2020 American thriller horror film directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher...  more