We’re continuing the conversation with part two of our Hallelulujah-ween spectacular! This week, we’re talking Black horror movies with film historian Tananarive Due! She’s a professor whose course, called “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and the Black Horror Aesthetic” has gained national attention! She teaches on Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA and is an executive producer of Shudder’s documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She’s also worked with Get Out’s Jordan Peele on several projects including her work on the annotated screenplay of the film.
Tre’vell and Jarrett chat with Professor Due about Black horror tropes, art imitating reality and what she’d like to see next from the Black horror genre. Plus, we’ll discuss the real-world and imagined horrors of Get Out, Lovecraft Country and more! You don’t want to miss it.
Pass the Popcorn
Tre’vell and Jarrett have opinions about this year’s Halloween candy power rankings.
This week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for a few films. First up is the documentary Totally Under Control about the US government’s response (or lack thereof) to COVID-19. You can watch it now on Hulu. Next is Black Box, with Phylicia Rashad and Uncorked’s Mamoudou Athie. You can catch it on Amazon Prime. Also, Jarrett tries to convince Tre’vell to watch The Lie. You can watch it for yourself here.
Tre’vell has an honorable mention for the new show “Sovereign” from Ava DuVernay & Bird Runningwater which will be the first network show to center an indigenous story.
And finally, Tre’vell has an honorable mention for #fantifam member Rachel who shares her Halloween (or Hallelujahween) plans for 2020.
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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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