Here’s something short and fun that I stumbled upon while researching Halloween movies with black characters, with Halloween just around the corner. Maybe you can add these to your watch lists, if you haven’t already seen them – not that I can recommend every single one of them. But it’s Halloween! Get in the spirit.
Filmmaker M. Asli Dukan ("Invisible Universe") created the video for a panel with author Nalo Hopkinson for Fire & Ink III in 2009. It includes clips from films previously covered on this blog, like "Ganja & Hess", "Def by Temptation", "Vamp", "Vampire in Brooklyn" and "Queen of the Damned."
How many have you seen? And did she leave any black vampire women out who should be included here? Maybe Sanaa Lathan as Blade’s mother in the first Blade movie? Anyone else? Pickings are certainly slim, which, ultimately, is the point I suppose. Watch below, and then go make your own film with a black woman vampire lead.