Trailer Alert: New Indie Horror short film “Danger Word”

Here is a short film that I have literally invested in, because I believe we need more films of this type that need to be highlighted and showcased! It’s about time that we get to see a Black/African American indie/horror story. I hope this is the beginning of more stories of this nature, maybe even an Octavia Butler film!!

Husband and wife team Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes have hit the jackpot with this one. As a fan of horror and sci-fi films this short film definitely piqued my interest and has me yearning for more.

So just in case you have not heard about the film here is a brief synopsis:

DANGER WORD is a short horror film in post-production, directed by Luchina Fisher (Death in the Family), adapted for the scree by award-winning writers Steven Barnes (“The Outer Limits”, “Andromeda”) and Tananarive Due (“My Soul to Keep”). 

This film is about a 13-year old girl and her grandfather who have survived the zombie plague in his wooded cabin-and how her birthday goes badly awry. The film stars Frankie Faison (“The Wire”, Silence of the Lambs) and Saoirse Scott (The Hunger Games, “One Life to Live”)

The trailer is here check it out below (Side note: When you watch it make sure to set it to High Definition for the full effect) :

Although the film has reached its goal funding wise you can still contribute to the post-production!
And if you are into reading you may want to check “The Living Dead 2″ which is where the original story came from as well as the novels “Devil’s Wake” and “Domino Falls”, the series that grew from the original short story.

For more information about the film and how you can contribute check out the site here: Danger Word Film . Trust me when I tell this film is going to do big things mark my words!!

So make sure to spread the word and tell your friends!!

Grace

Grace Gipson is recent transplant to the Bay Area (from the ATL) where she is doctoral student at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in African American Studies (focusing on gender, race and representation in comic books). In addition to being a budding scholar, you can find Grace trying out new restaurants, catching a concert, or sipping on a tasty glass of wine.

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Grace Gipson is recent transplant to the Bay Area (from the ATL) where she is doctoral student at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in African American Studies (focusing on gender, race and representation in comic books). In addition to being a budding scholar, you can find Grace trying out new restaurants, catching a concert, or sipping on a tasty glass of wine.

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  1. I’m looking forward to seeing if anything fresh is brought to the zombie sub-genre with this. And you said it, we NEED to see more people of color getting behind the lens in genre film!

    That statement alone puts one of my feet into the PhD program application process…

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