Get Out made one hell of an impact last year. Despite it being snubbed at the Golden Globes, many people are still interested in learning more about black horror as a genre. Thanks to one woman, that can easily be done from the comfort of your own home. Tananarive Due is an author and lecturer in UCLA’s Department of African American Studies. She's also the woman behind "The Sunken Place," an online class about Get Out, but more specifically, racism, survival and black horror.
“I love horror,” Due said in an interview with Gizmodo. “But it never dawned on me that I could have a Black horror course before Get Out. When a movie like that comes along, you now have a reference point to talk about everything that has come before. [“The Sunken Place”] is going to be a Black horror overview course that will be very cinema-based. It’ll look at cinema going back to the ’30s.”
The course is a replica of the original UCLA course that went viral last year. While the new course is not UCLA affiliated or for credit, it's still an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in film, history, or both.
The course will kick off on January 13 taught by Due and Steven Barnes. The class is available via live stream or convenient replay. At the early bird price, the six installment course is set at $348, however prices are subject to go up. There is a payment plan if necessary as well as a bonus screenwriting course for those who hop on the early bird special.
Not a UCLA student? Take my non-credit, online #blackhorror webinar The Sunken Place w/@StevenBarnes1. Six lectures live or on your own schedule starting 1/13. Send your questions for @JordanPeele! Learn more here: https://t.co/9yX9fDyxuH To register: https://t.co/ptdJBIVnen pic.twitter.com/ZdA7FCbSUD— Tananarive Due (@TananariveDue) January 6, 2018
The course seems to be well worth the money. Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele is scheduled to be a guest during this webinar, and he's there to answer any questions you may have. Tony Todd of Candyman is also scheduled to make an appearance.
Get Out was a game changer for black film and the genre of black horror. Don't miss the opportunity to further your knowledge, y'all. Who knows, you might be the one to write the next blockbuster for the culture.