One of the freshest and most chilling minds in modern horror media belongs to Jordan Peele. With the films Get Out, Us, and Nope under his belt, Peele has established himself as a master of every corner of the horror genre. Peele is notorious for weaving narrative tapestries around the essence of Blackness in America, juxtaposing the unsettling truths of these encounters with the timeless supernatural elements found in the best spine-tingling cinema.
And now he's bringing that terrifying brilliance to the page. Out There Screaming is Jordan Peele's curated collection of fresh horror tales by Black authors. With Peele's introduction and a lineup of both acclaimed and emerging writers, this groundbreaking anthology is a horror masterclass, challenging our perceptions of the world and redefining fear—just like Peele's gripping films.
Exquisitely edited and compiled by Peele, Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror shines a spotlight on Black authors, a group that is often overlooked in publishing and typically exploited in horror. These terrifying tales interweave supernatural scares with the real-world injustices that continue to stain our society.
From established, iconic voices in the genre to rising new writers, featured authors include Erin E. Adams, Violet Allen, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Maurice Broaddus, Chesya Burke, P. Djèlí Clark, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, N. K. Jemisin, Justin C. Key, L. D. Lewis, Nnedi Okorafor, Tochi Onyebuchi, Rebecca Roanhorse, Nicole D. Sconiers, Rion Amilcar Scott, Terence Taylor, and Cadwell Turnbull.
Just in time for the spookiest season of the year, readers can expect to find stories ranging from a cop haunted by giant blinking eyes instructing him who to pull over to a young girl journeying deep into the earth to find the demon that murdered her parents. Complete with an introduction from Peele himself, this new anthology is an essential read for any horror fan.
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