The original Candyman has always been what I consider a perfect horror film. I have watched it countless times as I am sure many of you reading this have, and there is absolutely nothing I would change. I love everything about it. The sequels however are another story, while Candyman Farewell to the Flesh makes an honest attempt at being a serious sequel, it is missing the magic that the first one captured so effortlessly. The less said about Candyman 3 Day of the Dead the better. So now almost 30 years later, thanks to the producing clout of Jordan Peele and the stellar direction of Nia DaCosta we are blessed with a new Candyman film. And yes, blessed is the appropriate term to use here because as it turns out, this film is superb. Much like it’s predecessor this is a film about ghosts…and so much more.
For me nothing is better when watching a horror film than getting genuine chills. The Night House from director David Bruckner (The Ritual) and writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (Super Dark Times) delivers these coveted chills in abundance throughout. That alone is enough for me to give high marks to it and recommend it to horror fans and general audiences alike, but there is so much more to appreciate about this film so here we go.
Candyman has always been a top 3 horror film for me ever since it terrified me the first time I saw it on VHS in 1993. It has always stood the test of time and is what I consider a perfect horror film. Now with the excitement building for the upcoming reboot/sequel from Nia DaCosta, I wanted to get in on the hype and draw something Candyman related. I didn’t know what it was going to be in the end, but I was very happy with the end result.
The Night House is one of the years most anticipated horror films, and after seeing it last night at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival’s opening night, I can safely say the anticipation is warranted. Now you have the opportunity to see it early and free if you so choose at AMC Aventura 24 on Monday night the 16th of August. Read on to get your passes while supplies last. So if you feel comfortable going to theaters currently, this is certainly a film worth seeing.
Now available on Blu Ray from RLJE is the new Simon Barrett (The Guest, You’re Next) film Seance. Seance tells the story of Camille Meadows, the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened. Seance comes packed with a good amount of special features so let’s talk about the film and those features a bit more to help you make your decision on whether or not to pick up a copy!