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Building on the promise of the documentary of the same name, Horror Noire is a Black Horror Anthology, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Horror Noire comprises of six short films showcasing work from both established masters and emerging talent within the genre.


Creative Director: Paul Brodie

Art Director: Ben Radatz

Producer(s): Mandy Mullarkey | Patrick Falvey

Designer(s): James Levy | Steve Verne | Ben Radatz

Animation: Steve Verne | Young Kim

Supervising Producer: Asheley Hu Roe


The Ask

The AMC/Shudder team challenged us to create an open, introducing the Horror Noire panel of the writers and directors at the San Diego Comic-Con. The spot needed to convey the overarching concept of the anthology project: HORROR NOIRE.

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The Concept

The scariest movies are the ones that leave space for your imagination to run wild, a hint of something in the dark, a strange awkward movement, perhaps we catch a glimpse of a dark, nefarious creature. ‘Dark Spaces’ became our core idea.

The Process

We needed a vehicle to carry us through each story. Rorschach tests with their hidden meanings and personal interpretations were a perfect tool. Hidden inside this molten Rorschach test it’s possible to catch a glimpse of evil.

The Process

The constantly evolving shapes split and separate in a dark, unpredictable, motion. We used multiple passes, layered on top, and effecting each other to create disturbing and organic feel.

What We Did

This was an amazing opportunity to create characters straight from the pages of the scripts. The idea of ‘Dark Spaces’ made us question: How much do you have to reveal? Blood soaked teeth for a vampire or the winged silhouette of a demon.

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It's scary what can be done with a few stills and a whole lot of imagination.

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