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10 Must Watch Black Horror Movies On Netflix

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It is October again, which means it’s Halloween season. We all know that one of the best things about the Halloween season besides the costumes is the horror movies that give you endless chills. This October, streaming platforms including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Apple TV, are releasing Black Halloween movies on Netflix directed by Black directors or starring Black actors.

However, if you fancy yourself a fan of Black movies or you want to add something thrilling to your repertoire this Halloween season, we have got a list of the best Black Halloween movies on Netflix below.

Must watch Black Halloween movies on Netflix

#1: MA

MA movie-- one of the best African Halloween movies on Netflix
MA movie poster (Photo credit: imdb.com)
  • Directed by: Tate Taylor.
  • Starring: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, and Juliette Lewis.

MA Synopsis

A lonely middle-aged woman befriended some teenagers and allowed them to party in her basement, but on some conditions—one of them has to stay sober, don’t curse, and never go upstairs. They must also refer to her as MA. However, the teenagers soon discover her true character as MA’s hospitality grows into an obsession. MA’s place goes from one of the best places in town to the worst place on Earth for these teenagers.

Octavia Spenser plays the role of Sue Ann “MA” Ellington in this riveting movie which is one of the Black Halloween movies on Netflix that you should watch right now.

#2: Vampire Vs. The Bronx

Vampire Vs. The Bronx
Vampire Vs. The Bronx movie poster (Photo credit: Netflix)
  • Directed by: Osmany Rodriguez.
  • Starring: Jaden Micheal, Gerald W. Jones III, and Gregory Diaz IV.

Vampire Vs. The Bronx Synopsis

Vampire Vs. The Bronx is one of the must-see new-age Black Horror movies. This pulsating film is about three gutsy kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighborhood who discover a sinister plot to destroy and suck all the life from their beloved community. Thus, the kids decided to band together to save their town from the vampires.

#3: US

US movie -- one of the best African Halloween movies on Netflix
US Movie poster (Photo credit Netflix)
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele.
  • Starring: Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.

US synopsis  

Lupita Nyong’o stars in this exciting thriller, playing the role of Adelaide Wilson. She and her family were attacked by mysterious figures dressed in red. Upon closer inspection, the Wilsons realized that the ghostly figures are exact lookalikes like them. Watch how the Wilsons fight for their lives against their doppelgangers in what appears to be one of the best Black Halloween movies on Netflix.

#4: The Purge

The Purge
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  • Directed by: James DeMonaco.
  • Starring: Ethan Hawke, Edwin Hodge, and Lena Headey.

The Purge synopsis

The 2013 Purge movie is an American dystopian action horror classic about members of a wealthy family. They find themselves endangered by a gang of murderers during an annual purge, a night during which crime, including murder, is temporarily legal. Consequently, they were held hostage by a murderer during the Purge. Edwin Hodge plays the role of Dwayne “Dante” Bishop in this classic horror movie.

#5: The Girl With All The Gifts

The Girl With All The Gifts
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  • Directed by: Colm McCarthy
  • Starring: Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterson, and Fisayo Akinade

The Girl with All The Gifts synopsis

Do you like zombie movies mixed with a bit of horror, then this should be your pick. The Girl with All the Gifts is a movie about a young girl immune to a mutated fungal disease that has eradicated free will and turned humanity into cannibalistic zombies. However, the gifted young girl escapes the safety of a special school and helps guide humanity’s survival. This is one of the Black Halloween movies you need to watch.

#6: His House

His House Movie - one of African Halloween movies on Netflix
His House movie poster (Photo credit: Netflix)
  • Directed by: Remi Weekes
  • Starring: Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku

His House synopsis

This is a 2020 horror thriller story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. His House is about a refugee couple that made a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan. Consequently, they seek asylum and a fresh start in England, not knowing that the town has an evil lurking beneath the surface. Sope Dirisu stars in this exciting movie that will give chills to your spine.

#7: Meet The Blacks

Meet The Blacks
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  • Directed by: Deon Taylor
  • Starring: Mike Epps, Gary Owen, and Zulay Henao

Meet The Blacks synopsis  

This is a classic 2016 American comedy horror film. However, Meet The Blacks is also a parody of the 2013 film The Purge. Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family from Chicago to bright and sunny Beverly Hills, Calif. As the Blacks settle into their beautiful new home, they start to notice some strange behavior in the neighborhood. Nighttime is approaching, and President El Bama (George Lopez) announces that the annual Purge is about to begin. Consequently, Carl and his loved ones have to endure 12 hours of lawlessness before they can enjoy life once again.

#8: The Intruder

The Intruder -- One of the African Halloween movies on Netflix
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  • Directed by: Deon Taylor.
  • Starring: Micheal Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid.

The Intruder synopsis

It is essential to know that The Intruder is a smart and well-crafted home invasion thriller. A newly wedded couple buys and moves into a new house after their wedding. However, they soon discover that the man they bought their new home from keeps a close watch on them. The Intruder is one of the best Black Halloween movies on Netflix.

#9: Atlantics

The Atlantics
The Atlantics movie poster (Photo credit: Netflix)
  • Directed by: Mati Diop.
  • Starring: Mama Sane, Amadou Mbou, Ibrahim Traore, and Nicole Sougou.

The Atlantics synopsis

Atlantics is a mixture of drama, thriller, and paranormal. The 2019 movie follows Young Ada, who is betrothed to Omar but is deeply in love with Souleiman. However, when Omar dies due to a fire on his wedding day, his fiancée, Ada, is suspected of being involved in his death.

#10: Nneka The Pretty Serpent

Nneka The Pretty Serpent
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  • Directed by: Tosin Igho.
  • Starring: Idia Aisien, Ndidi Obi, and Kenneth Okolie.

Nneka The Pretty Serpent synopsis

Nneka lost her parents as a child but never stopped seeking revenge even as an adult. Her quest for revenge leads her into becoming a pawn in the hands of the very person that killed her parents. This bone-chilling horror movie is a remake of the 1994 Nollywood classic. Also, this movie is one of the Black Halloween movies that you won’t want to miss.

Conclusion

Hitherto, horror and thriller movies weren’t led by Black actors and directors. However, the Black renaissance happening in Hollywood has exposed a cast of talented Black actors who are not afraid of delving into the horror genre. Which of these Black Halloween movies is your favorite? Which one will you be watching next? Let us know in the comment box below.

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