Black People Who Survived A Scary Movie: Taye Diggs
Ok I know it’s been a while but since halloween is upon us lets discuss some African-Americans who survived the myth that black people die in scary movies. In today’s installment I bring you Taye Diggs.
Diggs appeared in the remake of the 1959 horror film, House on Haunted Hill as Eddie Baker. Baker, a former baseball player gets a invite to a party at a Psychiatric Institute (SMH). Whoever survives the night wins a million bucks. Comes to find out everyone who’s invited are related to people who the ghosts believes is the reason the Asylum was shut down. After seeing some of his fellow partygoers dies and surviving some brushes with death himself, Baker makes it to the final scene of the film. After letting Sara Wolfe escape through the window onto the building’s roof, Baker is confronted by some of the ghosts who’s killed everyone in the joint.
By now every black person watching this flick is thinking “Damn, the black dude got all the way to the end of the movie and died” but shockingly he lives! How? Baker tells the ghosts he’s adopted and the same ghosts who was trying to kill him all night decide to open up the window and let him live. PLUS Baker and Wolfe founded an envelope containing 5 million dollars travelers checks! Not only did Baker survive, he came up!
So we salute Taye “Eddie Baker” Diggs for not only surviving deadly ghosts but becoming a millionaire in the process.