We discuss the film everyone is buzzing about, Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s “Candyman”. Does it deliver the same sting as the original?
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Social commentary has always been a big part of horror, and Candyman (2021) is no different. But how effective was the film in delivering its intended message?
There are actually two previous sequels to 1992’s Candyman. We discuss how well this Candyman incorporates the lore of the original. We also discuss whether a person has to see the first movie before diving into the 2021 version. And if you have not seen the Tony Todd film, can you really appreciate this one? Or does going in without any preconceived notions about the franchise allow for a fresh perspective?
Last week, we talked about a bloody movie with little violence. This week, we talk about the kills in Candyman and the interesting direction the film took with them. Our opinions were varied, and it may surprise you who enjoyed what the movie presented and how it was done.
The issue of race was a big part of the original Candyman, and it remains an important part of the latest incarnation. The question was never whether this Candyman would tackle race but only how effective it would be in doing so. We talk about how the movie handled the issue and whether it will resonate with audiences.
We all have differing opinions on how well Candyman got its message across.
Ultimately, Candyman is a gruesome horror movie. The original is a classic that has been a favorite of the horror community for decades. In other words, the new one has a lot to live up to. Does it succeed? Tune in to find out!
And as always with Special Editions:
THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, SO PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
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