Fade to Black: Best Black Horror Films

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  • Aaliyah, Queen of the Damned
  • 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

Candyman (1992)

A bone chiller with political undertones, this film, set in the Chicago housing projects, follows a graduate student investigating the urban legend of a slave's son with hooks for hands who terrorizes people under the name Candyman. Legend has it, say his name five times and he comes back to slash anyone in sight.

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