Black As Night

Movie Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse’s ‘Black As Night’ (2021) Sinks Its Teeth Deep Into Diversity and Representation

Next up in the Welcome to the Blumouse series is Black As Night. This film was directed by Maritte Lee Go and written by Sherman Payne. It stars Asjha Cooper, Fabrizio Guido, Mason Beauchamp, Abbie Gayle with Craig Tate, and Keith David. The film was also executive produced by Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Lisa Bruce, Maggie Malina, and Guy Stodel.

Black As Night

Synopsis for Black As Night

A teenage girl with self-esteem issues finds confidence in the most unlikely way, by spending her summer battling vampires that prey on New Orleans’ disenfranchised with the help of her best friend, the boy she’s always pined for, and a peculiar rich girl.

One theme I’m loving as I watch the Welcome to the Blumhouse series is all the diversity and representation in each film. This is something we need more of it and it’s great to see that we’re putting out more material like this. In Black As Night, the story is heavily diverse and touches on hard yet incredibly important topics throughout the film while keeping a good balance of fun, scary, and bloody moments. Everything about this film felt right; it was like reading one of my favorite YA horror fantasy novels. Think Blade meets Stranger Things.

Black As Night

Asjha Cooper plays Shawna perfectly and is a stunning actress. I loved her character growth throughout the film. She starts out as someone who is very unsure of herself but when all hell breaks loose, she chooses to stand up and rise to the occasion, and in doing so she finds her self-worth. Fabrizio Guido was equally exceptional and I loved the relationship his character and Shawna had. It was flawless.

Black As Night

I can’t think of many new vampire films that have left as much of an impression as Black As Night did. The film really sinks its teeth into you (pun intended) because it’s fun, unique, and the vampires are rather scary yet part of me feels for them especially after you learn about their history. I also especially appreciated the cinematography and visual aspects of the film. It takes place in New Orleans, which is rich in history, culture, and beautiful buildings.

Overall I’m really enjoying the Welcome to the Blumhouse series and I think anyone who loves films about vampires and a team of misfits coming together to kick vampire ass, will enjoy Black As Night. Be sure to check it out on Amazon Prime now!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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