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This is interesting. I do have a soft spot for Candyman; it’s incredibly creepy, with decent performances, and the music is great. It is a little hokey in places, but I remember scaring me like no other film when I was a youngster, and it feels different to slasher/horror films from around that time, thanks to where it was set.

 

If Jordan Peele is involved, then definitely sign me up. I think it’s a fabulous idea.

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Looks decent. Great trailer, maybe a bit spoilery if you've seen the original.

 

I watched the original recently it really holds up, such a good movie. I remember it was up against a lot of generic stuff at the time but the old folk tale with how people are treated by their governments is still very relevant. 

 

It has some good and some great cheap scares, and the fall guy stuff is all brilliantly done. It's superb. 

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On the fence as the original is one of my favourite horror films. "Be my victim" didn't sound half as seductive and chilling as it does when Tony Todd says it, though.

 

I like the idea of it taking place in a gentrified Cabrini Green but I'm slightly wary after "Us" turned out to be such a dud.

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18 minutes ago, Skull Commander said:

The trouble is Tony Todd is so synonymous with Candyman. It's like the Nightmare on Elm Street remake all over again. Replacing someone really iconic rarely works. 

 

Tony Todd is still in it, though.

Also, I don't think 'Say My Name' works as a spooky remix the way that 'I Got 5 On It' did in 'US' but I am very excited for the inevitable next film from Peele that gives us a terrifying version of Haddaway's 'What Is Love' or Aswad's 'Don't Turn Around'.

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6 minutes ago, Skull Commander said:

Is he??? Did I miss him in the trailer?? Surely he is too old now...

 

I believe the way they're playing it now is that spirit of Candyman possesses a new person, which means we can get a new actor kiling people but still get Todd as a ghostly spirit/voice.

It's his voice in the trailer - just older and more gravelly so hard to identify at first. 

I also didn't realise that that was Vanessa Williams in the new trailer, playing the same character. She barely looks older, never mind 28 years older!

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35 minutes ago, Glasgowchivas said:

 

I believe the way they're playing it now is that spirit of Candyman possesses a new person, which means we can get a new actor kiling people but still get Todd as a ghostly spirit/voice.

It's his voice in the trailer - just older and more gravelly so hard to identify at first. 

I also didn't realise that that was Vanessa Williams in the new trailer, playing the same character. She barely looks older, never mind 28 years older!

Ahh I see. I totally didn't recognise it as being him. I'm even less convinced by the possession angle :(

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14 hours ago, DeciderVT said:

On the fence as the original is one of my favourite horror films. "Be my victim" didn't sound half as seductive and chilling as it does when Tony Todd says it, though.

 

I like the idea of it taking place in a gentrified Cabrini Green but I'm slightly wary after "Us" turned out to be such a dud.

Us was fucking mindblowingly fantastic. One of the best of last year. Proper rollercoaster of a movie. 

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On 28/02/2020 at 12:59, yakumo said:

I look forward to seeing Candyman but man I wish we can see a decent new version of Hellraiser.


Unbelievably, I had never seen it before. It popped up on Prime and I put it on last weekend. Grimly nihilistic. I’m not sure I enjoyed it so much as I admired its commitment to human suffering and misanthropy. It certainly left a mark and I do love it’s british b-movie sensibility.
 

In another neat Star Trek link, it’s got Andrew Robinson in it, who plays Garak. Jesus wept indeed. 

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We watched the original last night, and it still holds up.

 

This is definitely a sequel though: Yahya Abdul-Mateen seems to play the baby from the first film (he has the same surname as Anne-Marie), and Helen has been recast with someone roughly the same age as Virginia Madsen in 1992, so she’ll possibly show up as an urban legend at some point.

 

Looking forward to it.

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2 hours ago, Mugman said:

What’s wrong with the end of Get Out? I found it really powerful. 

 

Which ending did you watch? I prefer the 

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comedy ending over the black man ends up in jail trope.

 

I thought the ending was great.

 

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For anyone who has watched the original, this analysis was good viewing.

 

I plan to watch the new film although my hopes are not high. As the video below points out, you don't need a high body count to make an effective horror film (and the original only featured 3-4 deaths) but there seems to be around 8+ deaths in the new film's trailer alone!

 

 

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