In celebration of Black History Month, Chaos and Carnage summon the spirit of Candyman five times to find out what all the buzz is about.
A tragic villain born out of a nation’s shameful and horrific past is more than happy to oblige when called, unleashing a swarm of vengeance on non believers.
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This week on They Mostly Podcast at Night, Chaos and Carnage invite you to join them for Black History Month with the first slasher villain of color, Candyman!
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction and more!
“Tony Todd hid himself behind a mirror… and things go awry.” – Carnage’s five second summaries.
Friends Helen and Berni are writing their thesis on urban legend. In the process of doing so, they hear of the legend of Candyman: a bogeyman-like figure who haunts the tenants of the Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago, just 8 blocks from Helen’s own condo.
The women go to investigate, coming into contact with gangs and tenants at the building as they check out the apartment of a murdered woman whose demise was attributed to Candyman.
Helen soon comes to realize that there is a flesh and blood man using the urban legend of Candyman to intimidate people in Cabrini-Green, but that the legend of Candyman is also definitely not just a legend. Candyman sets his sights on Helen, framing her for murders and requiring her life in exchange for that of a child’s. As the stakes rise, Helen fights to keep her freedom and deal with her worthless cheating husband when Candyman isn’t demanding she be his victim.
Check out the trailer for Candyman below. And if you haven’t seen it, or if it’s been a while, be sure to catch up on the film before listening to this spoiler-y podcast. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.