Candyman Reboot Director Weighs Pros & Cons of Black Filmmakers Tackling the Horror Genre

Horror films centered around the experience of African-American characters have seen a new prominence in pop culture thanks to its success Get out, America, And Lovecraft country. Filmmaker Nia DaCosta is gearing up to contribute to the genre with the upcoming Candyman reboot. During an interview for the Nightstream Film Festival, DaCosta weighed out the impact that horror filmmaking may have on black filmmaking

“I see it two-fold, okay? Like, it’s like it’s really great that we have this tool, I think the genre is really important, especially the horror. Well, special Not as scary. Let us now say specifically. Horror, more people just come to see what a movie is, because people watch horror movies. Then, really, inside an experience and a place. Getting inside where they think the characters are feeling is at least really enough to empathize with them and really get the message, which I think is really important, especially when it’s racial violence and racial Comes to attack. “

Related: The Candyman reboot will not arrive in theaters until late summer 2021

In terms of success Get out, America, And Lovecraft countryAn important part of his appeal was the hard-hitting manner in which he saw real-world issues of racism in horror narratives. whereas Nia dacosta Acknowledging that this could be a useful way to start a discussion about racism in mainstream fiction, he said the next step for the film industry should be to introduce such themes to other genres of cinema:

“The other side of it is like, those are the movies they’re letting us make. You know? Like, especially after Get Out. Like, even then, the risk with Get Out was five million dollars for Blumhouse ? which one?” Neither film has a very large budget, and has grossed $ 200 million. And so now people are starting to invest a bit more because it seems to be a very specific type of film that people want to watch. What people want to see. Something new, which Get Out gave us, and did very successfully. So I think that on one hand, it’s very exciting and it’s very useful, it’s a great tool. This is my first studio film and it gave me an opportunity. To make a film, but I think we need to adopt some different methods to talk about important things like racial terror. “

Directed by Nia DaCosta from a script by Jordan Peel, Vin Rosenfeld and DaCosta, Sweet seller Anthony tells the story of a young visual artist named McCoy, who comes to live in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood, where he encounters the story of a supernatural serial killer known as Candyman. In attempts to exploit the legend for his art, McCoy slowly and internally connected his life with the legendary killer.

The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyona Paris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Coleman Domingo, Vanessa A. Williams, Rebecca Spence, Cassie Kramer, and Tony Todd. Candiman arrives in theaters on 27 August 2021. This news originated with / film.

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