10 Horror Films Featuring A Black Lead

Kat Harlton

Celebrate all things creepy with these 10 horror movies featuring a black lead.


A woman and her family are terrorized by home invaders with a terrifying connection to them in this hit horror film from Jordan Peele.


A group of teens run afoul of a deranged woman (Octavia Spencer) who lets them party in her basement.

Don’t Let Go

A detective receives a call from his recently murdered niece in this supernatural murder-mystery.

Get Out

A young African American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s cursed family estate.

The First Purge

The fourth film in the Purge series depicts the launch of a program that legalizes violence for a single terrifying night.

Queen Of The Damned

Singing sensation Aaliyah stars as the queen of all vampires, awakened by the music of a fellow vampire (Stuart Townsend), who has transformed himself into a rock star.


Student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) learns of the terrifying local legend of The Candyman – a hooked serial killer who appears when you say his name in a mirror, five times.


Dr. Miranda Grey is an expert at knowing what is rational. Under the direction of her husband, Miranda treats dangerously disturbed patients at the Woodward Penitentiary for Women.


Jenn is deserted on a tropical island and must fight for survival each night as a malevolent shadow rises from somewhere offshore to stalk the jungle for prey.


Every Halloween since “Trick” massacred his classmates at a party, a masked killer reappears to kill innocent people in increasingly terrifying ways.

All of these movies are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

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