If you look back through the history of film, you're more likely to find a Black woman screaming at the screen of a horror film than actually starring in one. Finding a woman of color playing a role other than a mystic priestess or voodoo nympho was very rare until the '70s. But these days, many of our favorite Black actresses have graced the silver screen delivering spine-tingling, bone-chilling performances in some of the most terrifying films. Check out the actresses whose films have made us scream!

Oct, 27, 2010

If you look back through the history of film, you're more likely to find a Black woman screaming at the screen of a horror film than actually starring in one. Finding a woman of color playing a role other than a mystic priestess or voodoo nympho was very rare until the '70s. But these days, many of our favorite Black actresses have graced the silver screen delivering spine-tingling, bone-chilling performances in some of the most terrifying films. Check out the actresses whose films have made us scream!