Black Perspectives in Horror Film Series: An Evening with Kellee Terrell


Explore the thin line between normalcy and terror as the Black Perspectives in Horror Film Series continues with Chicago filmmaker Kellee Terrell’s award-winning short horror films, followed by a discussion with Terrell and series curator/Black Cinema House program assistant Joyy Norris.

Goodnight My Love (2013, 10 min), a short film about a Black lesbian couple trapped in the zombie apocalypse, has screened in over 40 cities around the world including San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Kingston, Geneva, Toronto, Brisbane and Los Angeles. In 2013, the film won “Best Film 10 Minutes or Under” at the Bluestockings Film Series in Portland, Maine.

Blame (2014, 15 min) tells the story of a family facing eternal haunting after one of their own commits an unspeakable act.

Raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Kellee Terrell recently graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a MFA in Film Directing. She also holds an M.A. in African-American Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. In addition to being a filmmaker, Terrell is also an award-winning journalist whose articles and interviews have been featured in The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera,, Essence, The Root, Glamour, The Advocate, POZ and Colorlines.