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Feb 27, 2019

The excellent new documentary, HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR, is a love letter to the rich, powerful history of Black American artists in horror cinema.

The story is told by the artists who made the movies, and they give their unflinching perspectives on the past, present, and future of black horror.

Join me as I speak with Executive Producers Dr. Robin Means Coleman and Tananarive Due about their documentary, Black horror, and their "First Kisses" with horror!

Dr. Coleman is currently the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, and a Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. She has also written many books about media and the cultural politics of Blackness, including the book that is the source material for this documentary.

Tananarive Due is a filmmaker, author of 12 novels and educator steeped in black horror and Afrofuturism.

Since 2017, she has been teaching a class at UCLA called “The Sunken Place.” Inspired by the movie Get Out, the class delves into the century-spanning history of black horror.

I hope you enjoy the show!

Watch Horror Noire on Shudder (free 7-day trial): 

Read the book that inspired the documentary, written by Dr. Robin Means Coleman, "Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present": 

Join Tananarive Due's "Sunken Place" Workshop!

Read Tananarive Due's horror fiction. Get hooked with "My Soul To Keep" (African Immortals series Book 1) 

Movies Covered:

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

The Fly (1958)

The Mole People (1956)

A Son of Satan (1924)

Son of Ingagi (1940)

Blackula (1972)

Crazy as Hell (2002)

Ganja and Hess (1973)

Tales from the Hood (1995)

JD’s Revenge (1976)

The Transfiguration (2016)

Get Out (2017)


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