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I was so excited I forgot to say it’s a BLACK HORROR doc - but I’m on my phone at Starbucks and can’t wait to tweet more about this when I get home!!!
Me, after months of waiting, when I saw the @shudder announcement drop on my phone while I was at the grocery store

THREAD: In 2017, @JordanPeele's GET OUT let the world know that #blackhorror is on the map and it is POWERFUL. But in 2011, brilliant scholar Robin R. Means Coleman (@meanscoleman) had published HORROR NOIRE: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present #HorrorNoire
With that growing momentum, I designed my #BlackHorror class, The Sunken Place, at @AfamUCLA (and other scholars like @JIJennings did too). @Monkeypaw saw me tweeting about my course and @JordanPeele surprised my students in a viral visit:… #HorrorNoire
2018: I was invited to co-exec produce a doc called #HorrorNoire that Ashlee Blackwell (@GraveyardSister) & @PhilNobileJr set up at @shudder. Peele also agreed to be interviewed in the doc, dir by awesome @XLNB. (@meanscoleman @KellyRyanWest & @danielleburrows also on the team)
Horror fans already know about @GraveyardSister's extraordinarily thorough and well curated Black Horror site at (If you're not following her, do so immediately.) She brings that expertise and passion to the doc, as does @meanscoleman. #HorrorNoire
Horror Noire is @Shudder's FIRST orig doc & I'm so proud to be a part of this team telling the story of the history & power of Black Horror in cinema. (Thanks to @JordanPeele for bringing Black Horror out of the shadows with GET OUT!) TRAILER:… #HorrorNoire
I was traveling during most of the shoot & missed interviews w/Peele & many Black Horror icons in this doc. But I was glad to be on set the day directors @RustyCundieff (Tales From the Hood) and Ernest R. Dickerson (Demon Knight, also LOTS of horror TV) were there #HorrorNoire
Was also thrilled to get to hang a bit with Black Horror icons Ken Foree @TheRealKenForee (DAWN OF THE DEAD) and Keith David (THE THING, THEY LIVE, PITCH BLACK, the list goes on!) #HorrorNoire
Many horror fans probably already realize that horror is a valuable tool in addressing trauma. Filmmakers like Jordan Peele, Rusty Cundieff, Bill Gunn & others have used horror to fight sacrificial tropes & erasure, exact retribution and visualize racial trauma. #HorrorNoire
My love for horror is in my genes. I've been publishing horror since 1995. The first horror fan in my life was my late mother, Patricia Stephens Due, a civil rights activist traumatized in the 1960s. I now understand she used horror to process pain. (Photo: 1963, Tallahassee, FL)
NY: Come see me host a sneak peek of Horror Noire at @BAMfilmBrooklyn Feb. 4!! It's a double feature of our doc and @RustyCundieff's Tales from the Hood w/ a Black Horror panel discussion including @GraveyardSister and filmmaker @rshanea722 -… #HorrorNoire
I'm hoping the Horror Noire doc on cinema will raise awareness and open the door for more ADAPTATION of black horror literature. Here are just a few titles and authors you should know in #BlackHorror #HorrorNoire
A great list of Black Horror titles/authors you should know in literature:…

#BlackHorror #HorrorNoire
Horror Noire airs Feb. 7 on @Shudder, a streaming horror channel -- which has a 7-day free trial. (But if you love horror, you'll want it longer than 7 days lol.)
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