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I think Candyman needs more love, especially since he's one of the few black slashers around. I would say he's the Blacula of Slashers, but Candyman stands on his own two feet. Also because of the fact that they were really thinking of pitting him against Leprechaun of all franchises. I mean it would make more sense if it was against Pinhead or Rawhead Rex.
Edited by firewriter on Nov 12th 2019 at 6:55:35 AM
You want Candyman? Wish granted...
Trailer drops this Thursday.
Produced and co-screenwritten by Jordan Peele? And directed by an African-American lady? AND has Tony Todd back?! Chills.
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Feb 25th 2020 at 11:02:43 AM
Sweets to the sweet!
PS: I have heard some dark rumours about the film being mediocre, but the hope is those are merely rumours.
Side note to this, my wife and I saw Child's Play (2019) a few nights ago and it was So Okay, It's Average. It thought having Chucky be the result of an AI malfunction was an interesting direction (apparently, this was going to be the original movie's premise before they switched to Voodoo possession), especially since it let Chucky be fairly sympathetic in that he's just trying to help at first without proper understanding of human morality.
Really, I think having Chucky be unexplained and inexplicable (like Talky Tina from that one Twilight Zone episode) would be much scarier than either of those explanations.
That was... Underwhelming, sadly.
I like the elements the trailer brings up. Gentrification of Cabrini-Green (which, curiously, was essentially demolished in real life and the film seems to be following up on that), a greater focus on the mirrors, a black protagonist, the fact the protagonist is clearly an echo of Candyman himself (he appears to be a relatively well-off, sensitive black artist, the same as Candyman was in life).
I think the trailer's greatest problem was deciding to use, for some unfathomable reason, a dark cover of Beyonce's "Say My Name" for its score rather than, you know, the most iconic horror film score of the 90's and one of the most iconic ever:
They could have just used a arrangement of that tune and the trailer would be leagues ahead.
As a fan of the original Candyman movie and the short story that inspired it, I'm definitely curious to see what this remake brings.
I mean, the score's also there.
The trailer looks interesting. I've already seen people comparing it to Freddy's Revenge.
It's there but as faint as humanly possible.
FYI, the artist character is the baby from the first film grown up (I'm pretty sure that's the same actress playing his mom that played her in the first film, or someone who looks very like her).
I'm legit really stoked for this. Peele being involved, and Tony Todd coming back bode very well I think.
I'm also biased because Tony Todd totally @ed Bernard Rose on a comment thread about the first film I was a part of on Twitter XD
Edited by Sisi on Feb 27th 2020 at 5:27:10 AM
I think Candyman and Jordan Peele fit together like a glove.
I wonder if the character of Jake will be added as well.
I can think of no better pop song for Candyman than "Say my name."
I am so glad I found this thread. I'm in a horror movie binge and have taken Shudder.
Just watched My Bloody Vampire 3D, Phenomena, An American Werewolf in London, Halloween 4, the Hatchet movies (Danielle Harris 4 the Win) and Hellraiser for the first time. Will do Laid to Rest next.
Laid to Rest had a lot of buildup for me, people praising it, then it felt very run of the mill in the watching.
People were just impressed by the gore and the killer looking kinda cool. I was one of people.
Did a review of Leslie Vernon.
I did enjoy Behind the Mask. I'm a bit iffy on the sequel's production, which seems to hang somewhere between "We're going to finish this one day, once we get the money" and "Buy our merch! Maybe we'll release a movie one day if you buy enough" with a taste of vague "We're facing legal issues right now, so all we can do is take your money with no guarantee".
Am going to watch Urban Legend and Lain to Rest purely for Danielle Harris.
But first the Halloween movies by Rob Zombie! I just watched Halloween 4 and 5 and she's a treasure. I'm inclined to skip part 6 given what they do to that adorable little girl. A pity they couldn't find a part for her in the threeboot (I have created a new word—wait, fourboot? fiveboot?).
I'm glad that Quentin Tarantino put her in OUATIH, though.
I dislike Cult the most of the Halloween movies for that exact reason. As for the other Halloween movies, H2O and the other very crappy one came out before the Zombie duology.
I feel H20 was pretty awesome and arguably better than the 2018 one. Yes, the supporting cast was utterly useless but I think the people claiming the 2018 was some big "return to form" are trying to ride the hype train a bit too much. Nothing really compares to the original but I don't think 2, H20, or 5 were that bad. They were also roughly comparable to 2018.
I may cut H20 some slack, though, because of the final scene redeeming everything.
I have bought Shudder and have been really enjoying Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy's THE LAST DRIVE IN.
They planned to watch Friday the 13th part IV this last Friday but rights issues meant it was just a Youtube broadcast of the two having fun.
Still, I enjoyed it.
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