Cover Photo: A promotional still from the film Get Out
Promotional still via Blumhouse Productions/QC Entertainment/Monkeypaw Productions

Horror Films in the 1980s Erased Black Lives. Why Did I Still Watch Them?

The unearthing of Black-led horror films captivated me.

The Return of the Living Dead


CreepshowPoltergeistFright Night

Aren’t you a little young to be watching this?

The ShiningThe ThingThe Return of the Living Dead


The People Under the StairsI Still Know What You Did Last Summer

the Golden Age of horror films was arguably during the post–Great Depression eraGanja & Hess The House on Skull Mountain


Ganja & HessThe House on Skull MountainGanja & Hess Bitches Brew

Get Out.

Lyndsey Ellis is a St. Louis-born fiction writer and essayist who’s passionate about exploring intergenerational struggles and resiliency in the Midwest. Her debut novel, BONE BROTH (Hidden Timber Books), is out in May 2021.