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

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  • 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
  • Brandon Adams, The People Under the Stairs
  • Duane Martin, Scream 2
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith, Demon Knight
  • Tanedra Howard, Saw VI

Kasi Lemmons in The Silence of the Lambs

As Jodie Foster's roommate at the FBI Academy, Lemmons managed to stay out of Hannibal Lecter's way (thankfully, he couldn't smell her on Foster like he could her "cheap shoes"), but the film marked the beginning of the end of Lemmons' acting career. Soon after this high-profile role, she made the leap to directing with her critically-acclaimed film Eve's Bayou. 

(Photo: Orion Pictures)

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