Fade to Black: Best Black Horror Films

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  • 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
  • Wes Craven, The People Under the Stairs
  • Candyman (1992)

Tales From the Hood (1995)

Produced by Spike Lee, Tales From the Hood is a satirical (yet still completely terrifying) take on Tales From the Crypt. The movie is a series of five vignettes revolving around socially relevant themes such as child abuse, racism and Black-on-Black crime. Tales From the Hood quickly became an urban classic, grossing nearly $12 million, but left many wondering what's more scary, real life or art?

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