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Laverne Cox in ‘Bad Hair,’ Jada Harris in ‘Lovecraft Country,’ and Janelle Monáe in ‘Antebellum’

Why So Many Black Horror Films Are Horrors Themselves

While there are some notable exceptions, most of the film and TV entries in the current Black horror genre fail to dramatize the real horrors inflicted on Blacks.

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