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!

Shirea L. Carroll
Oct, 27, 2010

halle-berry-scream-queens-300-sash.jpg 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!