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Trailer For Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes Horror Short ‘Danger Word’

Trailer For Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes Horror Short 'Danger Word'

Here’s your first look (via trailer) at the upcoming short horror film from Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due, titled Danger Word.

The couple adapted the apocalyptic tale from their novel Devil’s Wake (currently on sale).

The plot: 

A 13-year-old girl and her grandfather have survived the zombie plague in his wooded cabin – but her birthday celebration goes badly awry.

The film stars Frankie Faison and Saoirse Scott as the grandfather and the 13-year-old girl. 

And Luchina Fisher, an award-winning writer and producer directs.

Due and Barnes have set up a Facebook page (HERE), as well as a website (HERE) for the project, where you can keep up with the project’s progress. It’s been shot, and is now in post-production.

Nijla recently interviewed the couple for S&A, about Danger Word, and much more, which you can read HERE if you missed it.

Watch the first trailer below:

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Side Bar:

I've often talked about "movies" being much more than entertainment in that they inspire thoughts and discussions on topics unrelated to the central theme of said movie.

Well, upon hearing the opening song in this trailer (Amazing Grace) my mind went there. Who knew that song was written by an English slave trader? That's true. Although the song's central message is forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair, the author participated in the Atlantic slave trade until 1755.

"But Carey, how does that relate to the horror short "Danger Word"?

Good question 'cause I was wondering the same thing. I mean, well… this is a "black" blog so the topic of race is always on the table. Specifically, the topic of "slaves" — as of late — always seems to start the house poppin'. However, for me, the song in conjunction with the horrible images (blood, guts and gore) had me scratching my head.

The song brought back memories of a time I was going through a terrible storm in my life. I was in a place called Hazelton. Amazing Grace was sung every day, sometimes multiple times each day, upon "graduation". So I guess I am simply wondering how the message in the song relates to the theme of this short?

Hey, maybe I should throw an offering in the plate to help the ending come to fruition?


I can't wait to see this. Fuck yeah black protagonists! I love seeing little black girls on screen! *adds Devil's Wake and Domino Falls to my GoodReads To-Read list*

And I got ya'll as soon as I get paid this Friday. Let's do this! I'm so excited, my first donation supporting black content creators. ^_^

Tananarive Due

Thanks so much for this post–and for the support of Shadow & Act along the way! We are currently raising funds to complete post-production, but feel so blessed to have come this far!


I'm interested. I read Devil's Wake and just finished Domino Falls. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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