The horror movie industry is getting more and more inclusive by the year. I am so in love with it! Did you all know horror is one of my favorite genres? I will be honest, as it was my favorite genre, I rarely saw myself. I grew up in the 90s so Candyman, The Craft and Eve’s Bayou were the few films that I saw people of color in a horror genre as a lead. Why did it take 20 years later to see more black people star in horror films?

I call it the Jordan Peele effect. Since Get Out (2017), that was phenomenal movie starring a black lead and mostly black cast that Jordan Peele broke numbers in the industry. It open doors for many more films and tv shows to be developed since in the horror genre with black leads. Films and movies to follow after Get Out were US, MA, Lovecraft Country and more! It is spooky season and we are staying home and streaming during this pandemic and this October we have a plethora of horror films starring black leads. Check out the trailers, synopsis and releases below!


Vampires vs. the Bronx is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by Osmany Rodriguez and written by Osmany Rodriguez and Blaise Hemingway. The film follows a group of teenagers who are forced to protect their neighborhood in the Bronx when a gathering of vampires invades. It stars Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, and Gregory Diaz IV.

It was released on October 2, 2020, by Netflix.


Black Box is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and written by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman. The film stars Mamoudou AthiePhylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola and Troy James. Jason Blum serves as an executive producer under his Blumhouse Television banner. This film is one of the two first offerings from the 8-film anthology Welcome to the Blumhouse on Amazon Prime Video.

Black Box was released on October 6, 2020, by Amazon Studios platform Prime Video  


Bad Hair is a 2020 American crime thriller horror film written, directed, and produced by Justin Simien. The film stars Elle Lorraine, Jay PharoahLena WaitheKelly RowlandLaverne CoxChanté AdamsJames Van Der BeekUsher Raymond IVBlair Underwood, and Vanessa Williams.Bad Hair had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2020.

Terror strikes when a woman’s new hair weave seems to take on a life of its own.

Bad Hair was release on Hulu on October 23, 2020.


The Craft: Legacy is a 2020 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones. The film is a sequel to the 1996 cult film The Craft and stars Cailee SpaenyGideon AdlonLovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Michelle Monaghan and David DuchovnyJason Blum served as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner. In Blumhouse’s continuation of the cult hit The Craft, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.

The Craft: Legacy was released in the United States through video on demand by Sony Pictures Releasing on October 28, 2020.


While flying to his father’s funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis (Omari Hardwick) to lose control of the plane carrying him and his family. He awakens wounded, alone and trapped in Ms. Eloise’s (Loretta Devine) attic, who claims she can nurse him back to health with the Boogity, a Hoodoo figure she has made from his blood and skin. Unable to call for help, Marquis desperately tries to outwit and break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.

Spell is set to release in select theaters and at-home on PVOD on October 30, 2020 via Paramount Pictures


His House is a 2020 horror thriller film written and directed by Remi Weekes from a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. It stars Wunmi MosakuSope Dirisu and Matt Smith. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020. A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

His House was released on October 30, 2020, by Netflix.

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Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of KiwiTheBeauty.com. As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at kiwithebeauty.com + @kiwithebeauty

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