Fade to Black: Best Black Horror Films

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  • Wes Craven, The People Under the Stairs
  • Candyman (1992)
  • William Marshall, Blacula
  • Lyric Bent, Glenn Plummer, Saw II
  • Spike Lee, Tales From the Hood
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Snoop Dogg, Bones
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Def by Temptations
  • William Marshall, Abby
  • Halle Berry, Gothika
  • Aaliyah, Queen of the Damned

Blacula (1972)

Released at the height of the blaxploitation era, Blacula is about an African prince who is morphed into a vampire by Dracula. On a rampage, Blacula is sticking it to the man, horror movie-style. In retrospect, the film is ridiculously campy but garnered a cult following and won Best Horror Film at the Saturn Awards. Several other blaxploitation horror films followed Blacula, like Sugar Hill, The Zebra Killer and Fight for Your Life.

(Photo: American International Pictures)

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