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Shuga Brown The Demon Hunter

Mika "Madness" Kenyah was featured a few months ago about her passion for horror. One of the many exciting projects Mika has put her own stamp on is a fast-paced stew of supernatural soul fighting in an alternative 1970's Bronx, New York universe. Please someone who is a horror fan with some serious investment money give it to Mika Madness so she can make Shuga Brown The Demon Hunter into the next horror comedy hit.

Love For The Brothers: Duane Jones

October 1968; Night Of The Living Dead was a film that made its debut in theaters. It was the first movie to procure the sub-genre of zombie cinema and its impact on film history. Theaters in Black neighborhoods were known for their pick of exploitation, kung-fu, Black, and horror fare. Something I feel not emphasized enough is the historical significance of horror's Black audience and their participation in making Night a cult classic. In a satisfying yet simultaneously mournful tone, their affinity for Night Of The Living Dead is due to its unflinching hero named Ben (played by Duane Jones), who happened to be Black.

#SciFiSunday: Afro Punk Girl (2016)

After a successful Indiegogo campaign last summer, one can tell just from the trailer's snippets that sci-fi short, Afro Punk Girl is a beautifully shot, solemn yet hopeful toned piece. The film is from a dystopic universe in Britain that is militarized and desolate (likely from severe climate change) where Lil (played by Danielle Vitalis of Attack The Block) on her rocky journey meets a drifter named Mr. Dandy (Larrington Walker) who, despite her reluctance for company, proposes his value to her objectives that sets a course for Lil's deeper story arc.

Black Women Horror Writers: Interview With Paula Ashe

By Eden Royce (@EdenRoyce)

I’ve just poured myself a glass of ruby port when I call Paula D. Ashe on Skype. For some reason, the flutter of nerves I always get when I do an interview isn’t quite as powerful as it typically is. I tell her this moment is the most clarity I’ll have for the rest of the call, as I don’t drink often.

She laughs, a bright wind chime of a sound, and says, “That’s even better!”
Paula and I have known each other on social media since October 2014 where we share and comment on each other’s successes in and out of publishing, and our frustrations with the world at large. Interspersed with cat videos, of course. Originally, I asked her about a year ago for an interview, but because of crazy schedules, it’s only now that we’ve been able to sit and chat. When she picks up the call, her voice is warm and sweet, with a touch of crispness, like apple pie made from the tartest of fruit. We gel right away, chatting like friends from back-in-the-day, and the rest of the …

Upcoming Web Series, Conjure Explores 3 Generations Of Black Women & The Supernatural

Conjure is a brand new, up and coming web series written and produced by Brooklyn-based artist Tira Adams. "The show takes place in a magical version of New York and centers on a family of sorcerers, the McMillian's, who come under attack as a territorial war breaks out and the family is caught in the middle." Conjure is "one part family drama in the vein of Soul Food. One part Supernatural with a sprinkle of The Sopranos" refining the images found in "True Blood, the third season of American Horror Story, and Penny Dreadful."

Black Women In Horror: Elise's Nightmare (2017)

Elise's Nightmare is a about a woman home alone who is terrified by a supernatural entity that is interested in more than a routine haunting. The premise is direct due to its shortened nature of just under three and a half minutes. Originally, it was an exercise for a class about directing, writer/director Parker Brennon took while a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

The simple question of what scares or has scared you is the one of the best beginnings in what could be a remarkable viewing experience. "I thought I heard a voice in my apartment one night. It was brief but chilling," Parker told me. "I remembered reading that schizophrenia often sets in during early adulthood. I tried to imagine how terrifying it could be. Thankfully, I didn't hear any more voices, but I was inspired to write."