When Adulation Sours: Contextualizing Amazon’s ‘Them’

Dani Bethea
11 min readMar 24, 2021

A study in cautious optimism.

A Black family at home: Them (2021) Amazon Prime.

The Great Twitter Debate.

For context, I’m infrequently on Twitter. When I’m there, I AM THERE, when I’m not, well I’m not. So, over the past few days, on the platform I missed the impetus of the great skirmish about Black horror vs Black people in horror; to include, there was an equally important…

Dani Bethea

Horror Sommelier & Pop Culture Pontificator. Prev EIC: We Are Horror. Mental Health and Horror Doc. Published: Studies In the Fantastic + Women of Jenji Kohan.