Tananarive Due, horror author and professor, stops by to talk about Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, the new documentary about the history of African Americans in horror movies, both actors and filmmakers. She talks about finding the book “Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present” by Robin R. Means Coleman while doing research to create a course around Jordan Peele’s film Get Out, and how that led to creating a documentary based on the book.
Tananarive also weighs in on how Get Out shifted Hollywood’s perspective on Black horror, the appeal and potential market for wider representation in the horror genre on television and in film, and about how the tendency for Hollywood to unconsciously exclude because of their preference to repeat the same formulas that have been used before, which by default tended to not include a diverse range of characters or voices.
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is available on Shudder.
If you’re interested in taking her online courses or their Lifewriting group:
Online class: The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival & Black Horror
Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes Lifewriting Course on Facebook
Webinar: Afrofuturism: Dreams to Banish Nightmares
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