10 Black Icons In Horror History

Celebrate Black History Month with a spotlight on 10 African Americans who made notable contributions to the horror genre, including actor and filmmaker Jordan Peele. / (cropped) Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Black History Month is February, but African American contributions to horror are often overlooked. There are plenty.

Writers, actors and filmmakers of color have all made notable, lasting contributions to the genre, and a few times they’ve shattered barriers and made history.

Celebrate Black History Month with Halloween Every Night in this spotlight of 10 figures whose work is significant and lasting in the genre.

Text by Magnus Lin. Illustrations by Miriam Ruiz. Layout by Ivory Wu.