I'm a Survivor: Black Actors Who Didn't Die in Horror Films
Keith David in The Thing
In John Carpenter's 1982 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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