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Black Horror Films: Danger Word

Director Luchina Fisher with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes have teamed up to develop a new horror short titled, Danger Word!

The film is about a grandfather/granddaughter duo who have survived the zombie plague and the series of events that follow during granddaughter Kendra's (Saoirse Scott) birthday celebration. The grandfather is played by veteran actor Frankie Faison who's known in Danger Word as Grandpa Joe. Danger Word has recently made its world debut at the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, November 7th 2013 and nominated for Best Short.

The way Due has spoken about her experience as a Black female horror novelist and budding filmmaker has been so fluidly inspirational that I am looking forward to peeling back the layers of Danger Word when I get an opportunity to see it. There's a power behind black bodies experiencing humanity on screen and even in 2013, is still very much a radical act as there remains extremely disproportionate number of women and minorities in media and even more who are portrayed as complex individuals.

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