Africa Speaks?: Black MOnsters and Revisionary History in Horror Films

Authors

  • Arlette Hernandez Washington and Lee University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33043/DLR.4.0.92-104

Abstract

This paper analyzes three fils, The Night of the Sorcers (1973), Panga (1991) and Domimion: Prequel to the Exorcist (20005), within the context of postcolonial theory. I examine how the films interweave themes of possession, magic, and monsters with a legacy of colonialism, constructing terror interactions with raced bodies. This paper argues that the threat in these films is not the mere existence of blackness, but rather the possibility of contracting blackness. Morever, these narratives affect a new reality, practicing a form of revisionary history that provides the other with a form (or at least the opportunity) of agency. 

Downloads

Published

2017-01-13

How to Cite

Hernandez, A. (2017). Africa Speaks?: Black MOnsters and Revisionary History in Horror Films. Digital Literature Review, 4, 92–104. https://doi.org/10.33043/DLR.4.0.92-104

Issue

Section

Articles