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 Index Abby (1974), 13, 25, 134 Addison, Linda, 14, 99 aesthetic theory, 72, 75, 98. See also black woman’s horror aesthetic African diaspora, 37, 68–69, 91, 182n43; folklore of, 97, 115, 128; women of, 77–78, 82–83, 93 African religions, 85–86, 102–3, 108, 131; gods of, 185n84; in literature, 106–8, 110, 112. See also Candomblé; Obeah; Santería; Vodou Afrofuturism, 68–71, 182nn42–43 Apocalypse, 82, 159, 167n5 art-horror, 4–5, 168n10 AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), 16, 137, 167n4 Banks, L.A., xi, 99, 164 Banks, Ralph Richard, 96 Barr, Marlene S., 70–71 Bell, Derrick, 69, 159 Beloved (Morrison), 54, 84, 103, 138 Benshoff, Harry, 10, 13, 23–25, 30, 170n26 Beyoncé, 127–29, 146, 152; Lemonade, 127–28, 152 Black Church, 114, 116, 118 black feminist theory, 42–46, 48, 176n5, 177n8, 179n36; and horror, 9, 11, 31, 55, 97, 129 black monstrosity theory, 10, 23, 25–26, 30, 41 blackness, 20, 33, 35, 71, 171n5; and Afrofuturism, 68, 70–71; in horror, 23–24, 55 Blackwell, Ashlee, 13, 101 black woman’s horror aesthetic, 12, 100– 103, 109, 127, 132 Blacula (1972), 13, 24–26, 55, 139, 157 blaxploitation, 23, 27, 55, 142, 147; and horror, 13, 23–25, 134, 139 Bleach series, 17, 139 blues music, 114, 116–22, 124–25, 191n69; and religion, 114, 116–17, 126, 190n42 blueswoman, 98, 114, 116–22, 124–26; and conjure woman, 15, 98, 114, 116–20 Boo Hag,The, 128–29, 192n2 Boyle, Danny, 31–32, 36–38, 167n5; 28 Days Later, 36, 40, 133, 167n5 Brodber, Erna, 98, 104, 107–8, 152–53; Louisiana, 98, 104–10, 152–53 Brooks, Daphne, 120, 124 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), 136, 141, 145–46 Burke, Chesya, 56, 66, 98, 109–11 Butler, Octavia, 52–53, 69, 79–80, 184n73; criticism of, 53, 179n36; literary legacy of, 184n78; summaries of individual works, 144, 166 Camus, Marcel, 69, 138 Candomblé, 104, 189n30 Canon. See literary canon Carby, Hazel V., 27, 35, 43, 45, 177n6  Index Caribbean culture, 77, 85–87, 91, 153, 185n84 Caribbean language use, 91–94, 185n83 Carroll, Noël, 2, 4–5, 168n10 Chesnutt, Charles Waddell, 100, 115, 143; The Conjure Woman, 100, 115, 143 Chireau, Yvonne P., 114–17 Christian, Barbara, 41, 47–53, 55, 95, 179n31 Christianity, 104, 117–18, 129, 185n84 Clarke, Arthur C., 60–61, 79, 83, 133–34, 180n11 classism, 20, 49, 67 Cleopatra Jones (1973), 55, 142 Clover, Carol, 19, 21–22, 35, 170n26, 172n5, 175n61; and final girl theory, 20–21, 37, 39 Clute, John, 62–63 Coleman-Means, Robin R., 10, 13, 23, 42, 173n39; Horror Noire: Black in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, 12–13, 42, 173n39 Collins, Patricia Hill, 26, 74, 76, 174n58 colonialism, 68, 140 Color Purple, The (Walker), 82, 142 conjure, 96–97, 104, 114–15; the blues and, 116–18, 120, 126 conjure woman, 54, 104, 114–15, 119–20; Charmaine as, 96–97; Mama Day as, 54, 104, 108; Memphis Minnie as, 121– 24; Nina Simone as, 124–26, 192n83 Conjure Woman, The (Chesnutt), 100, 115, 143 Cooper, Anna Julia, 43, 48 creole languages, 78, 93–94, 186n91 critical race theory, 11, 24, 29 Davis, Angela Y. 116–19 Dawn of the Dead (2008), 2, 5–6, 143–44, 169n15 dehumanization, 26, 32 demons, 58, 109, 112, 161 disease, 3–4, 26, 79–81, 118, 144. See also Duryea-Gode Disease disjunctures, 29–30, 76, 100, 174n58 drugs, 109–10, 163; in film, 140, 142, 145, 147, 155, 157 Du Bois, W.E.B., 25, 69, 143 Due, Tananarive, 66, 98–99, 134–35, 148; The Good House, 58, 148; The Living Blood, 99, 134 Duryea-Gode Disease, 79–81, 144 Egypt, 69, 156, 166, 182n42 Encyclopedia of Fantasy, 62 Enduring Woman,The, 13, 173n39 English language use, 93–94 Eshun, Kodwo, 70 Europe, 50, 77–78, 85–86, 131, 147 Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folktales from the Gulf States (Hurston), 14, 100, 144–45 fantasy: defined as, 58–59, 62–65; vs. science fiction, 60. See also organic fantasy femininity, 22, 33, 35, 46; black, 9, 120; white, 6, 33 feminist horror theory, 10 Femspec (journal), 16, 66–67 final girl, the, 19–22, 31, 37, 39, 173n39 fluid fiction, 72–76, 94, 102; “Greedy Choke Puppy” as, 77–81; Sister Mine as, 82–94 folkloric horror, 102–8; in literature, 111– 14; in Memphis Minnie, 121–24; in...


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