The Women Who Knew Too Much

As Niela Orr looks at Black women characters in horror films like “Us,” “Ghost,” “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” and “Scream,” she uncovers a throughline: “Black women have been humiliated and punished, in horror cinema as in life, for our incisiveness, for wondering aloud, for trying to get some answers.”

Author: Niela Orr
Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 2, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,905 words)