I'm a Survivor: Black Actors Who Didn't Die in Horror Films

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  • Brandon Adams, The People Under the Stairs
  • Duane Martin, Scream 2
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith, Demon Knight
  • Tanedra Howard, Saw VI
  • Morris Chestnut, The Cave
  • Usher, The Faculty
  • Kasi Lemmons, The Silence of the Lambs
  • Nia Long, Stigmata
  • LL Cool J, Halloween: H20
  • Laurence Fishburne, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warrior
  • Morgan Freeman, Se7en
  • Loretta Devine, Urban Legend
  • Taye Diggs, The House on Haunted Hill
  • Brandy, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Keith David, The Thing

Jada Pinkett-Smith in Demon Knight

In this beloved 1995 horror comedy, Jada Pinkett-Smith plays one of a group of misfits hiding out in a church who fall prey to the super evil Collector (played by Billy Zane), who is after a key that holds the "power of darkness." Campy, gory fun ensues, and many of the church's inhabitants are either killed or possessed by the Collector, leaving Pinkett-Smith custodian of the key. But the film's final scene suggests that, while Pinkett-Smith survives, perhaps evil follows her. 

(Photo: Universal Pictures)

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