Why is it so hard to find a black character in horror that people relate to? Hollywood had a weird notion for a while that black characters had to be aggressive, hard-headed, comic relief, or early victims. Who doesn't like a good laugh, while watching something with the potential to keep you up at night? We all do, but why should it fall on a single race to carry that role? Today, I give you five of the best black characters in horror movies. This list will consist of the best characters that aren’t sacrificial victims, angry, aggressive, or comic relief.
5. Lupita Nyong'o’s
Hoping to break into the horror genre, Justin Cook McAfee graduated with a creative writing degree from Full Sail University. Since then, he has picked up videography, volunteered at the Sundance Film Festival, and started his own podcast. With his ever growing movie collection, Justin hopes to one day write and direct his own films. Until that moment calls, he spends his nights in the dark watching new horror movies. Justin is excited to be a part of the HorrOrigins team and ready to further his writing talents. Who would have thought seeing Mufasa die so many times as a kid would push him to horror?