‘Candyman’ is Horror with Something on its Mind — The Nerds of Color

Candyman (2021) is Nia DaCosta’s conversation with the original 1992 classic. You know the story: in 1870, freed slave Daniel Robitaille (the amazing Tony Todd) was an artist who fell in love with a white woman. Her father had him …

‘Candyman’ is Horror with Something on its Mind — The Nerds of Color

4 thoughts on “‘Candyman’ is Horror with Something on its Mind — The Nerds of Color

  1. First of all, bravo to Director Nic DaCosta – the first woman of color to ever open at #1 at the box office! Second, while I not a fan of remakes, this one had a new, fresh point of view…it didn’t cynically try to capitalize on a previous story, instead it modernized it for the times…bravo to all involved!

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    1. I hvent watched it yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I cant go to the theater to see it, so I’m going to have to wait for it to stream.

      I’m very proud and excited for Nia, and this movie, and I hope its success creates more opportunities for Black women directors. Heck, for women directors period.

      Women horror directors have things they want to talk about in horror, and I want to hear/see that conversation.

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