Color Outside the Lines: Spooky Stories, Cultural Horror

Hello! And welcome to Color Outside the Lines, a weekly discussion space for people of color.

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  1. We ask that only those who identify as people of color participate in this discussion. White Avocados, while valued members of this community, should remain in ‘lurk’ mode.
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Sorry to be a day late folks! If I don’t schedule the thread the night before I only have time to throw these up if work allows and oftentimes, the time just isn’t there.

Today we’re talking cultural horror, folk horror, fictional horror, any celebration or exploration of spooky things. What are your favorite horror tales? Horror films? Horror stories? Not a fan in general?

As always, we’re off next week (I post this thread the first three Wednesdays of the month) but just a reminder that if anyone wants to write a Wednesday thread for the last Wednesday of the month, just let me know! Or, if you’d ever like me to throw up an open topic, I’d be happy to do so.