Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"It's a blessed condition, believe me": Images of African Americans in horror cinema #13.

Throughout February, ANTSS will be running images that reflect - for better or worse - the image of African Americans in horror cinema.



Eugene Clark in Land of the Dead, 2005.

2 comments:

Jonny Metro said...

Ha ha, that pic is classic.

This film may have been flawed, but I did like the fact that Romero stuck with his tradition of casting an African American in the lead--and it was just an added bonus that this lead happened to be one of the undead.

--J/Metro

Sarah said...

Jonny Metro has a point. I never thought of it that way.

I've been pondering lately in regards to Diary of the Dead if Romero was trying to make a point in that the group of African American survivors/small militia had their shit way more together than the film students the movie was following. I've heard a few people say that the group of African Americans would've been way more interesting to follow than the annoying film students, which I agree with.