Online Black Horror Classes

Inspired by Get Out to learn more about black horror or perhaps to even write your own black horror masterpiece? Here are a couple of highly recommended online courses you can take from the comfort of your own home — clothing optional*.

*Seriously, though, put on some clothes.

“The Sunken Place: 100 Years of Black Horror Film and Literature”

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

What is it?

An online version of the popular UCLA class “Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic,” inspired by the hit movie Get Out. It is taught by bestselling, award-winning horror and science fiction authors Tananarive Due (American Book Award, British Fantasy Award and NAACP Image Award winner) and Steven Barnes (New York Times bestselling author, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated, NAACP Image Award winner).

Tananarive Due, Jordan Peele and Steven Barnes
L-R: Tananarive Due, Jordan Peele and Steven Barnes

What’s Included?

Included in this amazing 6-week online workshop are lectures, guests, interactive social media and more!

Guests include Jordan Peele (Get Out), Tony Todd (Candyman) and more to be announced later!

Topics include:

  • From The Birth of a Nation to Get Out…from BEING the monsters to FIGHTING the monsters.
  • Why Get Out is such a cultural phenomenon: cinematic & historical context
  • How African-Americans spun the nightmare of slavery and oppression into dreams, art and music that has changed and inspired the world…and how you can apply these concepts to your own life…today!
  • Beloved, Tales from the Hood, Blacula and much more! Both films and short stories!
  • What horror is, and common tropes in black horror
  • Plus the COMPLETE four-week Virtual Screenwriting Workshop to help make YOU the next phenomenon!
  • Tananarive Due’s “Secrets of a Writer’s Life”
  • Steven Barnes: “Art and Science of Horror” video class
  • Complete webinar on “stair-stepping” your way into the industry, even if you have no resources or connections!
  • And much more!
Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya and UCLA Film Class pose as Universal Pictures hosts a special celebration for “Get Out” at Lombardi House in Hollywood, CA on Friday, November 17, 2017.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

When is it?

“The Sunken Place” begins January 13, 2018, via live stream and convenient replay.

How much is it?

Pre-registration gives you the special discount price of $297.00, for early birds only! After January 1, 2018, the price will be $398.00. You will be contacted within 12 hours to welcome you to the program. YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE THE “BONUS” SCREENWRITING COURSE WITHIN 24 HOURS!

Where do I sign up?

Click this link to puchase!

“Afrofuturism: Dreams to Banish Nightmares”

AFROFUTURISM: DREAMS TO BANISH NIGHTMARES

What is it?

A writing workshop that provides everything you need to understand, enjoy or create the next Get Out! It is taught by bestselling, award-winning horror and science fiction authors Tananarive Due (American Book Award, British Fantasy Award and NAACP Image Award winner) and Steven Barnes (New York Times bestselling author, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated, NAACP Image Award winner).

What’s Included?

Included in this amazing 10-week online workshop are lectures, guests, interactive social media and more!

Guests include:

  • Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage showrunner)
  • Reggie Hudlin (Black Panther comic & animated series, upcoming Shadowman, Oscar-winning producer of Django Unchained)
  • M.C. Carey (author and screenwriter of The Girl with All the Gifts)
  • Rodney Barnes (executive producer of Boondocks)
  • Bree Newsome (artist and activist who took down the South Carolina Confederate flag)
  • Samuel “Chip” Delany (father of modern Afrofuturism)
  • Nalo Hopkinson (award-winning author)
  • Jamie Broadnax (Black Girl Nerds)
  • AND MORE!
Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and star Mike-Colter.
Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and star Mike-Colter.

Topics include:

  • How African-Americans spun the nightmare of slavery and oppression into dreams, art and music that has changed and inspired the world…and how you can apply these concepts to your own life today!
  • How to use Theme to guide your storytelling and create even greater impact
  • Plus the COMPLETE Revolutionary Writing course
  • The complete “Artist’s Toolbox” to crush writer’s block and turn stress into energy…
  • FREE social media discussion group
  • How to write about social injustice in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction and horror
  • And far, far more!

When is it?

“Afrofuturism” is available NOW for immediate access!

How much is it?

Regular price is $297.00, but now for a limited time, it’s only $99.00!

Where do I sign up?

Click this link to purchase!

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