60: Candyman: Black People Tried to Tell You, Helen


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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 60, about Bernard Rose’s Candyman, your hosts Mary Kay and Mary welcome on Zena Dixon, the Real Queen of Horror, to answer important questions like these:

What historical period’s clothing would you dress up in to be a boogeyman? Can you pull off a frosted brown lip? Why doesn’t Tony Todd still wear the duster? Did you ever do the mirror thing? What is Helen DOING? Did the film age well? Could a grad student ever have afforded that apartment? Can we get Tony Todd in better lighting? What if fairy tales are real? Whose story is this to tell? Will you go home and try to summon Candyman, now? Have you ever considered selling your underwear on the internet? Is this movie a slasher? What insect would you want to embody you, if you were the boogeyman?

Candyman (1992)– Written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. Performances by Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Summary: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.



Zena Dixon, the Real Queen of Horror

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