Black as Night

Black as Night ★★★

Hoop-Tober 2021 Entry #22

I called a last minute audible for my horror watch when I saw the trailer for BLACK AS NIGHT, the sixth film in the Blumhouse/Amazon partnership under the Welcome to the Blumhouse series. Although it’s a bit reductive to look at this as a “what if Buffy The Vampire Slayer was about a young black girl in post-Katrina New Orleans” riff, it’s not exactly inaccurate, either. But that doesn’t do justice to the great lead performance by Asjha Cooper, or the subjects it tries to cover, from being comfortable in your body to the social ills plaguing the black communities abandoned after the real-world horrors of Katrina. So, a film not without its problem, but certainly not without its charms.

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