NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.
A mind-bending neo-noir set in the obsessive world of vinyl collecting. Etta Pryce, a vinyl tracker, is hired by a rich collector to hunt a legendary rare record that has driven its owners mad and killed anyone that has dared to play it.
When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater, they're treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there's plenty out there to fear this holiday season.
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When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »
Unique and well-constructed, this horror documentary is one of the most entertaining of its genre. Filled to the brim with fascinating talking-head interviews from a variety of compelling speakers, director Xavier Burgin's valentine to black horror is informative and captivating for horror fans, but I suspect it's even more compelling for black audiences. It's the type of affirming look at a relatively narrow topic that manages to expand beyond its original scope, and makes several salient points about social justice, American history, and most importantly, the role that black people play (willingly or otherwise) in those intersections. Most impressively however, the movie's best feature is its aforementioned interviews, with a terrifically selected representative body of speakers that includes actors, filmmakers, and educators, in particular Tananarive Due and Ashlee Blackwell, who effortlessly provide context and insight for a variety of aspects related to the movie's topic. It's a great way for horror fans to spend 90 minutes, and there's a lot to appreciate for film historians as well.
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