6 Horror Books by Black Authors
The Forest Demands Its DueBy Kosoko Jackson
A Lesson in Vengeance meets The Taking of Jake Livingston in this page-turning YA horror/fantasy set in dark academia about a queer Black teen who discovers the sinister history of his boarding school and the corrupt powers behind it all.
Out There ScreamingBy Jordan Peele
The visionary writer and director of Get Out, Us, and Nope, and founder of Monkeypaw Productions, curates this groundbreaking anthology of all-new stories of Black horror.
I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is MeBy Jamison Shea
Ace of Spades meets House of Hollow in this villain origin story.
The Weight of BloodBy Tiffany D. Jackson
Author Tiffany D. Jackson ramps up the horror and tackles America’s history and legacy of racism in this YA novel following a biracial teenager as her Georgia high school hosts its first integrated prom.
The Ballad of Black TomBy Victor LaValle
When Tom delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.
There's No Way I'd Die FirstBy Lisa Springer
A spine-tingling contemporary horror-comedy novel that follows a scary-movie buff as she hosts an elaborate Halloween bash but soon finds the festivities upended when she and her guests are forced to test their survival skills in a deadly game.