Black people have always loved horror.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard, “Black people don’t like horror”, I would the richest woman in all the land. Black audiences have always loved horror. However, horror has not always loved us back. From the sacrificial best friend to the spiritual negro, Black stereotypes in mainstream horror have not only been harmful to our culture but detrimental to the progression of the genre. Luckily, we have a long history of Black creators who have etched out their own columns and this podcast was created to celebrate them.
After listening to another horror review podcast and being utterly disappointed in their careless approach to discussing race, I created Afro Horror as a safe haven for Black horror fans who were lacking space to be themselves. I also wanted platform to give flowers to the small list of Black horror artist who were able to succeed against all odds. I asked my friend and fellow horror screenwriter, Chris Courtney Martin, to join me on my quest and she graciously agreed. Two years later, here we are with you! Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy the show.