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j0510
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"Candyman (Nia DaCosta, 2020)"


  

          

June 12, 2020

Candyman - Official Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlwzuZ9kOQU

  

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RE: Candyman (Nia DaCosta, 2020)
Jun 17th 2020
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This is incredible
Jun 19th 2020
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Relatedly, "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror" doc free to stream
Jun 19th 2020
3
I just revisited Flying Lotus' 'Until the Quiet Comes'...
Jul 12th 2020
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I thought it was really good.
Aug 28th 2021
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so I just watched the original for the first time
Aug 30th 2021
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In 1992 no one was thinking about a horror film having
Aug 31st 2021
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      I feel you
Aug 31st 2021
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      Yeah that's the thing with sequel/reboot films coming out
Aug 31st 2021
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      Spike Lee, Robert Townsend, Keenan Wayans, Charles Burnett
Aug 31st 2021
11
           I didn’t say there weren’t films made around Black themes…
Aug 31st 2021
12
that was good
Aug 31st 2021
10
Im confused. Did this movie come out in 2020 and a new one come out
Sep 02nd 2021
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Scheduled to come out last year, delayed due to covid.
Sep 02nd 2021
14
This was aight!
Sep 23rd 2021
15

j0510
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1. "RE: Candyman (Nia DaCosta, 2020)"
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CANDYMAN, at the intersection of white violence and black pain, is about unwilling martyrs. The people they were, the symbols we turn them into, the monsters we are told they must have been.

https://twitter.com/NiaDaCosta/status/1273293842113089536

  

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navajo joe
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2. "This is incredible"
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If this is eligible for short form animation Oscar it damn well should be nominated

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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navajo joe
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3. "Relatedly, "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror" doc free to stream"
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https://twitter.com/XLNB/status/1274014527391035392

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
-Bree Newsome Bass

  

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4. "I just revisited Flying Lotus' 'Until the Quiet Comes'..."
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and only now realized that 'Electric Candyman' is referencing this movie series.

that's all.

  

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JFrost1117
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5. "I thought it was really good."
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The OG scared the shit out of me as a kid and I haven't even gone back to see if I could stomach it as an adult.

Pretty much all my favorite people all wrapped in one project, especially Colman Domingo.

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6. "so I just watched the original for the first time"
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I was under the impression this movie had a kind of cult status among African-American horror fans. but after watching it, I'm wondering why.

I was completely blindsided by the protagonist——this is just another White Savior story, ultimately. I read on imdb that the director wanted to explore the idea of inner-city housing projects being a kind of scary urban legend in and of themselves, and I think that's a very interesting concept. but I couldn't shake the discomfort from watching this movie's depictions of race which that idea inherently brings up.

I guess I'm just wondering how this movie ended up gaining the following it did even with its problematic (IMO) portrayals of race. or maybe this is just the result of looking back with 2021 eyes.

  

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7. "In 1992 no one was thinking about a horror film having "
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“problematic portrayals of race.” Also, cult classics by definition are typically “had to be there” types of movies that didn’t do well in the box office and/or got poor reviews. Candyman’s legacy is of being a legitimately scary horror film that delivered plenty of gore and thrills, on top of there not really being anything like that in horror with a black villain at the time.

On top of that, the story note of summoning him by saying his name in a mirror was genius because it was one of those things that easily could cross over into real life imaginations - I didn’t even see it until it was out on home video, but when I was in middle school in 92 all the kids were talking about it and daring each other to say Candyman in the mirror.

  

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8. "I feel you"
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I totally forgot to factor in *age* — no middle/high-schoolers are gonna be thinking about that kinda thing, let alone in '92. I heard those same schoolyard dares too. (I'm only just now occasionally dipping into horror; there was no way I was going anywhere near this joint back when it released)

anyhow, I guess more than anything it just makes me curious how things are handled in the sequel.

  

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soulfunk
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9. "Yeah that's the thing with sequel/reboot films coming out"
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a couple generations after the original. The audience for the current sequel is mostly the people who were kids at the time the originals came out and have grown up...so the sequel/reboot has to balance staying faithful to the original, vs. realizing that that original audience is 30 years older now, while still trying to broaden that audience a bit.

  

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11. "Spike Lee, Robert Townsend, Keenan Wayans, Charles Burnett"
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Julie Dash, Euzahn Palcy......there was definitely a movement around Black themes and visibility in film in the 80s and 90's...

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soulfunk
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12. "I didn’t say there weren’t films made around Black themes…"
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that had been happening for decades at that point. Just that the audience who feels nostalgic for the original Candyman wasn’t thinking that Candyman specifically was a problematic portrayal. It was a response to the post wondering how it became a cult classic when it was problematic.

  

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Crash Bandacoot
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10. "that was good"
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very succinct and love the artsy back drop.

  

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13. "Im confused. Did this movie come out in 2020 and a new one come out"
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this year?


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14. "Scheduled to come out last year, delayed due to covid."
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15. "This was aight!"
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