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Horror Movies In Which Black Characters Make It To The End

Women rarely survive in horror films. Members of the fairer sex usually lack the physical strength to overthrow violent criminals and psychopaths. Black people have even slimmer chances of surviving the masked villains in scary movies, though. They just can't surmount the evil odds. While it's possible to outsmart some movie murderers, people of color rarely do. This horror movie trope is pretty notorious now.

In addition to not making it to the closing credits, Black characters are almost always killed before everyone else. They may be just as witty as their onscreen counterparts, but characters of color always face Jason Vorhees's angry blade first. Why? Because the horror genre is historically whitewashed and Black actors rarely receive leading roles. People in horror films tend to die in order of importance; minor personas are knocked off immediately. Consequently, lack actors with small roles die first, if they're even in the film at all.

In recent years, however, the genre has made great strides. Black horror movies like Get Out are taking monumental stands against racism, but there's still a long way to go. Maybe new film producers will start a trope that's more progressive.

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