Celebrating Black artist in horror since 2019

We are Afro Horror.

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.

-Sade Sellers


Meet Our Team

Sade Sellers

Sade Sellers

Sade’ Sellers is a screenwriter and producer based in Burbank, California. Originally from Michigan’s capital, Lansing, Sade’ has been working in the entertainment industry since 2009. In 2017, Sade’ was a finalist for TV One’s Screenwriting competition for her teleplay The Replacement. This achievement motivated the network to hire her as a writer for their upcoming movie of the week event, Deadly Dispatch, which premiered on the platform in the summer of 2019. Through that production process, Sade’ met casting director Leah Daniels-Butler who was in the midst of staffing her production company, 1oneninety5. Sade’ then rose to the role of Vice President of Content Acquisitions and Development and spent the next year learning the ecosystem of film and television development from pitching to production. Using that experience, and bound at home due to COVID-19, Sade’ made a return to her first love, screenwriting, utilizing her free time to write new content. Currently, Sade’ is practicing social distancing with her beloved dog, Majon, in Burbank. She enjoys cooking, baking, and catching up on programs such as The Morning Show and Defending Jacob.
Chris Courtney Martin

Chris Courtney Martin

Chris Courtney Martin hails from Philadelphia, where she was introduced to her craft. In high school, she placed in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights competition three years out of four. After receiving the prestigious Liberty scholarship, Martin started Drexel University's Screenwriting & Playwriting program, where she switched gears to focus on screenwriting. Martin graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Drexel's SCRP program, as well as minors in Film & Video and Art History. She has since won/placed in several screenwriting competitions (including Urbanworld and Emerging Screenwriters) and received promotion via the 2018 Young & Hungry List, 2018 Bitch List and ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2019. Though she is known for her work in Horror/Thriller, Martin's body of work explores an array of genres, typically through the lens of Black female protagonists. She coined the motto "craft with conscience," which expresses her passion for producing socially relevant/politically progressive works and maintaining artistic integrity.
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