Oscar winner Jordan Peele is going to be sharing a new anthology celebrating Black horror entitled, “Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror.” Peele, acclaimed creator of psychological films like “Us,” “Get Out,” and “Nope,” has curated this new anthology. He handpicked short horror stories by 19 Black authors for the project
Peele wrote the forward for and edited this 400-page collection. The stories promise to “prey on everything we think we know about our own world…and redefine what it means to be afraid.” “Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror” is poised to be an inventive entry to the cannon of horror fiction. A sample excerpt from N. K. Jenisin‘s “Reckless Eyeballing” indicated the narratives hold similar qualities to Peele’s films.
These short stories build tension and intergrade surreal thrills within otherwise modern resonant settings. Readers are placed right into the characters’ shoes and these stories shine an illuminating life on our society.
The authors included in the collection are: Erin E. Adams, Violet Allen, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Maurice Broaddus, Chesya Burke, P. Djèlí Clark, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Jemisin, Justin C. Key, L. D. Lewis, Nnedi Okorafor, Tochi Onyebuchi, Rebecca Roanhorse, Nicole D. Sconiers, Rion Amilcar Scott, Terence Taylor, and Cadwell Turnbull.
“Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror” is set to be released on October 3rd, 2023. It is currently available for pre-order in hardcover, Kindle, and audiobook formats. It is already at #1 on Amazon’s Black & African American Horror Fiction bestseller’s list. That ranking is due to the high volume of pre-orders. Sounds like the perfect buy for the upcoming spooky season.