I'm a Survivor: Black Actors Who Didn't Die in Horror Films
Keith David in The Thing
Who says Black people are always the first to die in scary movies?
Our gallery of survivors kicks off with John Carpenter's cult classic The Thing. David plays the chief mechanic at a government research station in Antarctica. He discovers and adopts a death-defying canine only to find the animal has been possessed by an extraterrestrial being who body-hops its way around the station, leaving all but David and one other lucky survivor for dead. Keith David is arguably one of the first Black characters to survive a horror flick.
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