Due out later this year, this latest look at Nia DaCosta’s new Candyman film shows us the unsettling past via a haunting puppet show.
Created by Manual Cinema, the shadow puppets re-tell the gruesome scenes that form the Candyman’s lore set to Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s score. Director, DaCosta released the video on her Twitter account with the caption: “The people they were, the symbols we turn them into, the monsters we are told they must have been.” Amidst a world of rising-up in protest against police brutality and systemic racism, the short feels as timely as ever.
Very rarely are movies intentionally made to be quickly cobbled together pieces of crap, held together by pond scum, but the latest installment of this franchise is meant to be just that. Check out the trailer below to see what I’m talking about:
Check out the trailer below to see what I’m talking about:
Now this crappy piece of shit was only made in order for Dimension Films to retain the rights to the Hellraiser franchise. They needed to do something with the property before they lost it, so while concurrently planning another higher budget entry into the series they give us Revelations. This movie will be in limited release (thankfully) and will be out on DVD October 18… my birthday. Please, no one get that for me.
Clive Barker, the original movie’s maker has even tweeted his disdain for the latest movie. It was harsh but pretty damned hilarious:
Kudos to Mr. Barker in condemning this piece of crap. Sadly I’ll be watching it one way or another to add it to our expanding collection of Craptastic Movie Reviews! I can guarantee it belongs there. I’ll be keeping an eye on the Hellraiser franchise after this is released though, just because my curiosity is piqued at what the high budget new entry could be like.