The Plantation-ville Horror?
February 18, 2012 6:46 PM Subscribe
What, if any, horror films feature the retaliation of ghosts of enslaved Africans, similar in concept to movies that are built around Native American spirits taking revenge against (white) Americans?
posted by thadman to media & arts (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Inspired by recently viewing (as of an hour ago) Ti West's recent film The Innkeepers, I'm curious about a certain American horror trope. It seems to be a subset of a cultural fear of the past connected to haunted houses, ghosts, and young brides who have committed suicide. On one hand, there are movies about the bride in white haunting the site of her honeymoon. There are, of course, many films in which American homes are built upon "ancient Indian burial sites" after which much havok ensues. But what of movies about the hundreds and thousands of former slaves' souls who are similarly "not at rest?" Have I just not heard of any of the movies about them? Have you?