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

The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Directed by horror legend Wes Craven, this classic follows Fool, a young boy from the ghetto who seeks revenge on his slumlord after his family is evicted. When he breaks into the slumlord's house, he finds way more than he was prepared to deal with. Scary, funny and an instant cult hit that brought in over $30 million worldwide.

(Photo: Universal Pictures)

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