Black People Who Survived Horror Movies: Lets Reminisce

In the spirit of Halloween, many partaking in drinking, partying, dress up as celebrities, wearing costumes that scare the hell out of you, or wear costumes that are...well...slutty. No matter what we do, we all have a movie we must watch in honor of this frightening holiday (besides Hocus Pocus, as much as we love that movie). Whether is a movie about the paranormal or a slasher film that makes you close your eyes in certain scenes, there’s always a joke about the “black person getting killed first” in horror movies, but surprising there are more of us surviving in horror films! Yes I know, we got to give it up to them, especially since they’re the ones who have to deal with some dumb suburbanite for an hour and 20-minute movie!

So in honor of this great achievement, this year for Halloween, Made In Stone would like to honor all those people of color who survived a horror film.

Max Daniels (Laurence Fishburne) in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors


Larry came to work, did his job, and left. He had no time to fraternize with Freddy.

Yvonne (Kelly Jo Minter) in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child


One of the few times we saw a black woman swim…and survive in a horror film nonetheless. 

Reggie (Shavar Ross) in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning


The first black child star to survive and attack the antagonist in a horror film. Much power to you brotha.

Detective Rita and Detective Justice (Allen Payne and Angela Bassett) in Vampire in Brooklyn


Defeating evil and lowkey falling in love, what more can they ask for?

Rochelle (Rachel True) in The Craft


She was the true #BlackGirlMagic

Danny Rich (Ice Cube) in Anaconda


Before Nicki Minaj, this was the Anaconda that drove everyone crazy.

Karla (Brandy) in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer


Even the killer in this film had to spare Brandy, cause he knew she was the Vocal Bible.

Joel (Duane Martin) in Scream 2


This man legit did his job and left when shit got real. The most honest Camera Man Gale Weathers ever had. 

Gabe Santora (Usher) in The Faculty


Did anyone else forget how good of an actor Usher is?

Ronald "Ronny" Jones (LL Cool J) in Halloween H20


Mama said knock you out…but the legendary rapper and actor can apparently take a bullet.

Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes) Halloween: Resurrection


I think its safe to say Michael Myers doesn’t have the best luck with New York rappers. 

Eddie Baker (Take Diggs) in A House on Haunted Hill


How many brothas you know that would stay in an abandoned asylum? My hat goes off to him.

Detective Lieutenant William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) in Seven


His voice alone could make people confess to the murders they committed. 

Reese Wilson (Loretta Devine) in Urban Legend


Now she plays the mother in every film, did you all really think you were going to catch her slipping?

Maggie Bess (Rah Digga) in Thirteen Ghosts


Ok, seriously, I’m convinced all New York rappers have the ability to survive horror films. 

Laney Rucker (Betty Gabriel) in The Purge: Election Year


Laney shows the true meaning of a Head Bitch in Charge, fighting for her country and fighting off the mentally ill.