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We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost: Take Our Horror Movies Quiz

From Blacula and Night of the Living Dead to Candyman and Get Out, test your knowledge of our favorite scary movies, all featuring and some created by Black folks.

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Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night, or is your idea of fun staying up late and watching scary movies?

If you fancy a diabolical date with your boo, a ghoulish girls’ night out or a Friday fright night by your bad self, here are a couple new creep shows to add to your cringeworthy watch list: Nicole, a campy, Black woman-led horror flick about a first date gone terribly wrong, currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and writer-director Justin Simien’s hair-raising tale Bad Hair (airing on Hulu Oct. 23), featuring Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Kelly Rowland and Laverne Cox as a killer hairstylist. 

Still need more sinister chills and thrills? Pour a glass of liquid courage or a mocktail Bloody Mary and test your knowledge of our favorite horror films featuring Black folks. Fun fact: We’re not always the unwitting victims and sacrificial lambs. Sometimes we’re the ones doing the slashing, bashing and monster mashing!

The ’90s horror cult classic Candyman is getting a “spiritual sequel” directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele (TBA 2021 release date). In the original, the fabled, hook-handed character lived in the crime-riddled Cabrini-Green housing projects in Chicago. What is the film’s urban legend of how this brother boogeyman shows up?
It’s a sad but true horror film trope that Black folks are often the first (or last) to literally get the ax. Think of poor Scatman Crothers in The Shining. But sometimes we defy the odds. Name the Black actor who actually lives to see the final credits roll.
In Get Out, what method is used to hypnotize trapped and traumatized Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and plunge him into the sunken place?
Handsome, 6-foot-2 Duane Jones was the first African American actor to be cast as the star of a horror movie produced for a general-market audience and the first to get a lead role in a major motion picture that wasn’t specifically written for a Black actor. In which low-budget zombie film did he play the resourceful yet ill-fated hero, Ben?
The 1972 blaxploitation cult classic Blacula mixed its lust for blood and vengeance with social justice. Before classically trained star William Marshall morphed into the debonair vampire, his character was an African prince who met with Count Dracula to discuss:
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o tackled the dual role of Adelaide and her creepy doppelgänger Red in Jordan Peele’s unsettling Us. Red dresses in red and has a spooky way of speaking. What is Red’s weapon of choice?
Several contemporary R&B divas have traded their soulful whispers for the chance to play a scream queen. Which of the following films did not feature the actress mentioned?
In his song “Deepest Bluest (Shark’s Fin),” LL Cool J proclaims, “My hat is like a shark’s fin.” And throughout his early career, the rap legend rocked his trademark Kangol. In what horror film reboot did we finally get a glimpse of his bald and beautiful dome?
We crack up every time we watch her in Girls Trip and Little. But which spooky movie spoof gave funny lady Regina Hall one of her first breakout roles as Brenda, a sassy sister with box braids?
Watch out, boy, she’ll chew you up! Which of these alluring ladies sank her teeth into a tale from the dark side and portrayed an irresistible vampire?
Talk about Black girl magic! In The Craft, curly-haired cutie Rochelle (Rachel True) is the only African American member of her clique of witchy women. “Seeing this Black girl with real issues take control of her situation was empowering,” says Bust writer Jessica Guess. What revenge spell does Rochelle put on her racist bully, Laura?
Lisa Bonet caused quite a commotion when she shed her wholesome persona as Cosby kid Denise Huxtable to star in the steamy, supernatural thriller, Angel Heart. Remember that erotic, blood-soaked sex scene? What was the name of her voodoo priestess character?