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Texas A&M’s Robin R. Means Coleman To Appear In ‘Horror Noire’ Documentary

The documentary, based on the Texas A&M Diversity VP’s book, debuts Feb. 7 on Shudder and features an interview from 'Get Out' director Jordan Peele.
By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications January 16, 2019

Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman.
Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman.

Texas A&M Office of the Provost

Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, Texas A&M University vice president and associate provost for diversity, will appear in “Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror,” a documentary based on her book by the same name.

“Through ‘Horror Noire,’ we discover why the horror film is an ideal forum for examining life’s fantasies and foibles,” Coleman said. “The horror genre is daring, unflinching pedagogy. It is a syllabus of our social, political and racial world. ‘Horror Noire’ teaches us that the horror film is fascinating, if for no other reason than that it prides itself on snuggling up next to the taboo while confounding our sense of good and evil, the monstrous and divine, and the sacred and profane.”

The documentary debuts Thursday, Feb. 7, on horror, thriller and supernatural film streaming service Shudder and features commentary from “Get Out” writer and director Jordan Peele.

Coleman also serves as an executive producer for the documentary that explores 100 years of black Americans in horror films, and how they were utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined and eventually embraced.

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