Many of us are staying in this Halloween because of the scary virus that roams from person to person, but that does not have to stop you from having a fun and frightful night. The Reel Effect has you covered with a list of Halloween movies for you to watch with your children or with a special someone. You can even tune in remotely and have a virtual fright night with family and friends! However you do it make sure you do it safely and with a great movie! Check out our list of Halloween movies featuring black leads below, and do not forget to tell us which movie you like the most in the comment section.
Vampires vs. The Bronx
This horror, comedy follows a group of teenagers who are forced to protect their neighborhood in the Bronx when a gathering of vampires invades. The film cleverly shows you the impact of gentrification in a Bronx neighborhood and shows you how the community still has power to protect their neighborhood against greedy “vampires.”
Vampires vs. The Bronx was directed by Osmany Rodriguez and written by Osmany Rodriguez and Blaise Hemingway. It stars new young actors Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, and Gregory Diaz IV. Alongside appearances by Method Man and The Kid Mero. You can catch this on Netflix and check out the trailer here!
Blumhouse never lets us down especially during October. Black Box is about a man that loses his wife and memory in a car accident. Nolan a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is. Even though the movie may be a bit predictable to some the acting and premise pull you in with stars like Phylicia Rashad and Mamoudou Athie. Tune in on Amazon Prime and check out the trailer!
A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting
Looking for a friendly Halloween movie for your teens well this is the one! A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting is about a teenage girl that is recruited by a secret society of babysitters. She is forced to battle the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the little boy she is watching on Halloween. Sign into your Netflix to watch this movie and do not forget to check out the trailer!
Horror has taken a new turn with this movie where terror strikes when a woman’s new hair weave seems to take on a life of its own. Written and Directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People) you can expect political commentary intertwined with the struggles of being a black woman in America. Starring Elle Lorraine, Jay Pharoah, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Kelly Rowland, Laverne Cox, and many more stars! Hit up Hulu for this film and check out the trailer!
Antebellum is the directorial debuts of Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz who wrote and directed this film starring Janelle Monae, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons and Gabourey Sidibe. Following a modern-day woman, Veronica Henley, successful author finds herself trapped in a horrifying slave plantation where she is forced to confront her past, present, and future in order to escape. Tune into Antebellum on Amazon Prime and check out the trailer!
Netflix hits us with a shocking horror around Sudanese refugees. Starring Wunmi Mosaku (LoveCraft Country) and Sope Dirisu (Gangs of London), 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 once they discover their home is haunted. Now they must make the awful chose of going back to Sudan or staying in their hauntedly, evil home. Check out the trailer!
Have you been missing Omari Hardwick like we have since Starz Power ended? Well the wait is over because Hardwick is the lead in this spellbound horror movie staring Loretta Devine, Andre Jacobs, and Lorraine Burroughs. Produced by Morris Chesnut, Spell follows a family as they fly to rural Appalachia for Marquis (Hardwick) fathers funeral. An intense storm causes Marquis to lose control of the plane carrying himself and his family.
He awakens in the home of a hoodoo priestess, Eloise, where he is wounded, alone and trapped in her attic. Eloise claims she can nurse him back to health with a hoodoo figure she has made from his blood and skin. Instead Marquis is bound under her spell and control, he desperately tries to break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon. Tune into this horror film on demand and check out the trailer!
Blumhouse’s The Craft Legacy
Almost twenty five years later, The Craft sequel is told by Blumhouse telling the story of four high school teenage girls with magical powers. The Craft: Legacy is a supernatural horror film written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones. This coven of teen witches stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Michelle Monaghan, and David Duchovny. Check this out with your teens this weekend on demand and check out the trailer!
The Witches – HBO Max
Another sequel hits us from HBO Max with the remake of the 1990s film The Witches this time starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Chris Rock.
In late 1967, a young orphaned boy moves in with his loving grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis, after his family is killed in a car accident. While raising the young boy, grandmother recalls her encounter with witches as a child, and to protect her grandson they travel to a seaside resort for safety. Unfortunately, they arrive at the resort at the exact same time as the Grand High Witch has gathered witches all around the world to carry out a poisonous plan to rid the world of children. Scare your family with some friendly horror with this movie on HBO Max and check out the trailer!
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