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The Black guy dies first : Black horror cinema from fodder to Oscar  Cover Image Book Book

The Black guy dies first : Black horror cinema from fodder to Oscar / Robin R. Means Coleman, PhD, and Mark H. Harris.


"The Black Guy Dies First explores the Black journey in modern horror cinema, from the fodder epitomized by Spider Baby to the Oscar-winning cinematic heights of Get Out and beyond. This eye-opening book delves into the themes, tropes, and traits that have come to characterize Black roles in horror since 1968, a year in which race made national headlines in iconic moments from the enactment of the 1968 Civil Rights Act and Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in April. This timely book is a must-read for cinema and horror fans alike"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781982186531
  • ISBN: 1982186534
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Saga Press trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Saga Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315).
Subject: Horror films > United States > History and criticism.
Black people in motion pictures.
African Americans in motion pictures.
Race in motion pictures.
Genre: Film criticism.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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