Chaos and Carnage celebrate a surprising Summer hit and the rebirth of popular horror franchises with a chat about “Prey” and “Candyman”.
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
What do you get when you cross a Comanche hunter with an otherworldly hunter? A fricking awesome move is what you get! And look at Hulu, coming out with what is probably the best streaming movie of the summer. You go, Glen Cocoa! If you haven’t seen Prey, make sure you RUN to Hulu to go check this out before you even read any further.
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!
”Badass girl hunter and Predator meet, and things go awry.” – Carnage’s Five Second Summary.
All Naru wants to be is a hunter. Unfortunately, no one believes that she can be, EVEN with her brother acknowledging that she has exceptional tracking skills. But oh no, let’s keep her to medicine and make her stay at camp. Well, thanks to her lovely stubborn streak, Naru decides to go off alone to track and hunt the large creature that everyone insists is a bear.
Meanwhile, Predator…..and let’s pause here for a moment.
These Predators have to have like names or ways to identify each other. For the purpose of this summary, I will call him Kevin (in honor of Kevin Peter Hall). Well, Kevin got two weeks off from his office job, and all he wants to do is go on a little hunting vacation. I see nothing wrong with this. We go fishing all the time. Same thing, right?
Anyway, Naru goes off to ruin Kevin’s vacation and prove herself to the tribe.
Will she be able to live to see another day, or will Kevin come back with a Naru-shaped skull for his new trophy? Check it out to find out.
Prey is streaming on Hulu.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
While we’re discussing reboots of popular franchises, this feels like the sweetest time to talk about the recent rebirth of the 1992 horror classic Candyman, brought back from the dead in 2021 by Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele
CANDYMAN (EPISODE 224)
2021’s Candyman is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name — taking a page from Blumhouse’s Halloween and ignoring the events of the original film’s sequels. It’s the fourth film in the series inspired by Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden.
The original Candyman, Tony Todd, reprises his role in this film about an urban legend that proves to be frighteningly real. In 1977, a homeless man with a hook for a hand was gunned down by cops in a housing project after being mistakenly accused of putting a razor blade in a piece of candy that killed a young white girl on Halloween.
Legend has it that the ghost of the murdered man still returns to seek his brutal vengeance whenever summoned — by someone saying “Candyman” five times in a mirror.
The idea for a new Candyman film originated in the early 2000s, with original director Bernard Rose pitching a prequel. But the studio wasn’t sold, and the project entered development hell until Jordan Peele signed on in 2018 as producer. DaCosta was brought on to direct, generating considerable buzz in the horror community…especially after the first trailer dropped.
After a three-time theatrical release delay due to Covid, Candyman was released on August 27, 2021, to critical and commercial success.
Candyman is available to stream now on Amazon Prime.