Candyman ★★½

Looks and sounds great, adds to the mythology of the title character as a symbol of intergenerational trauma and racism that sadly feels even more relevant today but the horror elements feel left as an afterthought and could have been pushed a lot further.  It feels obvious that Nia DaCosts isn’t a horror director, frankly.  Many kills feel routine and are off screen or seem cut as does a lot of the third act where a lot of connective tissue feels missing.  Maybe there is a really good, bloody director’s cut out there somewhere down the line 🤷🏻‍♂️

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