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Black Halloween Horror

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery 408 Marcus Garvey Boulevard Brooklyn, New York 11216 United States (map)
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Black folks don't do horror?  You couldn't be more wrong!  We're presenting two days of some of the most frightening films made by Black directors.  Maybe the Black character won't die first this time....but somebody will!

*EXTRA special thanks to Ashlee Blackwell of Graveyard Shift Sisters for recommending many of these films*

Visit her website's unique insight on Black women and characters in the horror realm at

Wednesday, October 25 - 7:15 PM

directed by Spike Lee

In this 2014 retread of the classic Bill Gunn film "Ganja & Hess," Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status.

Thursday, October 26 - 7:15 PM


Directed by Eboni C. Boykin
A Black feminist horror story, this is the story of Erika, a recent college grad who, after starting her new independent life, wakes up after an accident to find she now has a creepy five year old daughter. 


Directed by Kellee Terrell
Haunted by the ghost of a dead rape victim, a young father must decide to either turn his son into the police or delete the only evidence of the assault.


Directed Joseph Grant
Produced by Dana Dane and Joseph Grant
Teen Wolf, The Greatest American Hero and American Werewolf in London are all rolled up into one in this dark, dramatic comedy set on the streets of Brooklyn.


Directed by Wi-Moto Nyoko
Purgatory. Two women. One way out.


Directed by Don P. Hooper
Veteran actor Abel Worthy's career of dying first in all his movies gets put to the ultimate test when his latest film gets attacked by bloodthirsty creatures.


Directed by R. Shanea Williams
An emotionally fragile photographer with a sleep disorder moves into a new apartment and fears she may be haunted by a supernatural entity.


Written and directed by Zena Sadé Dixon
Have you ever listened to the sound a tangerine makes when you peel it?

Earlier Event: October 18
Hard Choices: Short Film Showcase
Later Event: November 2
As An Act of Protest