“During the 1970’s Black filmmakers found their voices by making films that spoke to urban audiences in a way that had never been done before. Films like Sugar Hill, Abby, The Zebra Killers and so many more packed theaters with audiences hungry for Horror Movies where the Black Guy didn’t die first. 40 years later, Black horror films have made a lasting impact within the Black community. These films are national treasures and should be a part of any film collection. The Museum of UnCut Funk pays homage to the Blaxpolitation Horror films of 1974.” Click through for more. (via @GrveyardShiftSisters)
Posted August 19, 2012
“There was a Jonathan Frid drought in those days, and the man himself had just led me to an oasis. Not only was a Frid film on video for the first time, it was a movie I had never seen. Seizure was legendary among Dark Shadows fans. Although only a decade old, it was considered a ‘lost’ film, often mentioned in fanzines, but rarely seen, due to some rumored shadiness by its producers.
‘Manage your expectations,'” Jonathan warned me, perhaps sensing my enthusiasm. ‘It’s not very good.'” Will McKinley writes more about Seizure and his friend and mentor, Jonathan Frid, at The Collinsport Historical Society.