Harris, Mark H.


The Black Guy Dies First: Black Horror Cinema from Fodder to Oscar (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press), Nonfiction, 2023

BIO: Mark H. Harris is an entertainment journalist who has written about pop culture in general and horror cinema in particular for over 20 years for New York magazine, Vulture, Rotten Tomatoes, About.com, PopMatters, and the Salem Horror Fest, in addition to penning liner notes for the vinyl reissue of the Blaxploitation soundtrack Lord Shango and contributing essays to the Oxford Handbook of Black Horror Film and a limited edition Blu-ray release of the French horror film Frontier(s). A lifelong horror fan, he created the website BlackHorrorMovies.com in 2005 as the premier online source chronicling the history of Black representation and achievement in horror cinema. He was a featured commentator in the acclaimed documentary Horror Noire and the Shudder series Behind the Monsters.