Here’s something short and sweet that I stumbled upon while researching Halloween movies with black characters, with Halloween just around the corner. Maybe you can add the mentioned films 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, so it’s several years old. But really, since then, I can’t say that could be added to the list she has here. It’s not exactly often that black vampire women are characters in movies. Dukan’s compilation 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 of the video, I suppose. Watch below, and then go make your own film with a black woman vampire lead.