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Black Horror: Race & Panic from Vampires to Boogeymen

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 14 2020
Nov 04 2020
Black Horror: Race & Panic from Vampires to Boogeymen

Independent academic Kyéra Sterling leads our virtual Coolidge Education class using horror as a prism to interrogate America’s Black panic.

This course will explore the ways Black horror exploits and harnesses our most engrained and troublesome racial prejudices through the lens of some of the most iconic Black horror films from the 1970s up until the present. However, it also considers the space the horror genre lends to Black filmmakers looking to contend with the horrors of Whiteness as they inform the legacy of Blackness. 

We’ll begin with the Blaxploitation-classic Blacula (1972) considering both the subversive and

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