Black As Night ending explained – can Shawna take down the vampires?

By Kira Comerford
Published: October 1, 2021 (Last updated: January 26, 2024)
Black As Night ending explained - can Shawna take down the vampires?

This article discusses the ending of the Amazon Prime film Black As Night, so will contain major spoilers.

Black As Night follows Shawna (Asjha Cooper), a teenager who grew up solely in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina who discovers a plague of vampires in her hometown whilst on summer break. When they attack her mother which ultimately leads to her untimely demise, she wages war against the population, who she fears are preying on the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Shawna and co are starting to go round and round in circles with their vampire hunt when a member of a rival coven turns up and offers his assistance. He’s a modern vamp who doesn’t drink blood and actually deems the practice of feasting on humans archaic (bloody vegans!).

They head off to do battle for the final time, and everyone involved takes a bit of a beating, although inevitably some come off worse than others, with Shawna’s best friend Pedro getting completely munched by vampires.

In the big showdown between Shawna and the boss vamp, it turns out they originally wanted to save the neighborhood — Vampires 4 Justice, if you will — but this initial well-intentioned cause was corrupted by greed and those craving a power-trip, and eventually just morphed into them becoming another party that takes advantage of the desperate and vulnerable people of New Orleans.

He attempts to recruit Shawna to join the coven after being impressed by many of her personal qualities, but she swerves this, killing him with the silver locket passed down to her by her dearly departed mother. He vanishes into a cloud of ashes, and it would seem that all ends well. Shawna may have lost her mum and best friend, but she found love and purpose whilst also battling every succubus in New Orleans. And the bonus is she might not have lost her best friend after all, as the final knock at the door at the very end of the film is actually him, although not quite in the form that we’d been familiar with up to this point as it teases something that, in all honesty, I don’t think we’ll ever get to see.

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