AMC Networks' Shudder has announced the horror anthology series Horror Noire, which serves as a scripted follow-up to the 2019 doc, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. It features "new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters."
The series will feature Lesley-Ann Brandt, Luke James, Erica Ash, Brandon Mychal Smith, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peter Stormare, Malcolm Barrett, Rachel True, Tone Bell, Lavell Crawford, Tony Todd, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre and Lenora Crichlow.
The anthology will feature six stories – “Daddy,” “Bride Before You,” “Brand of Evil,” “The Lake,” “Sundown” and “Fugue State." They will be presented together as a two-hour film.
Brandt and McIntyre will appear in The Lake, written by husband-and-wife writing duo Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due. James will appear in ”Daddy,” written by Victor LaValle. Smith will appear in “Brand of Evil,” written by Ezra C. Daniels. Ash, Stormare, Bell and Crawford will appear in “Sundown,” written by Al Letson. Crichlow and Thomas will appear in “Bride Before You,” written by Shernold Edwards. Barrett, True and Todd will appear in “Fugue State,” written by Barnes and Due.
Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, author of the Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, is consulting on the anthology, as well as Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror documentary producers Ashlee Blackwell, Phil Nobile Jr. and Kelly Ryan.
The project is produced by Swirl Films. ID8 Multimedia’s Shelby Stone and Derek Dudley executive produce with Swirl Films founder Eric Tomosunas and Ron Robinson.
Horror Noire premieres on Shudder and the AMC+ bundle in October.