In this all new installment of ARCHIVAL HORROR, film scholar Michael Brown looks at the urban legends and oral traditions that fuel the horror of CANDYMAN.
It is oftentimes a project’s music that holds the hand of the audience, grounding the story in reality and exposing the humanity within. Let’s look at some key traits of recent true crime score standouts that include Hulu’s CANDY and THE DROPOUT, Netflix’s BAD VEGAN: FAME. FRAUD. FUGITIVES., and Peacock’s THE THING ABOUT PAM.
Roberta Findlay: mistress of Z-grade '80s schlock or an underappreciated horror auteur? Mark Matich takes a deep dive into the career of a genre enigma.
Pontuti’s adaptation of this classic story is a masterful depiction of creeping dread that evokes the real horror of the intensifying assault on reproductive freedom in the US.
Do legacy slashers truly empower our favorite horror heroines, or do them a disservice by leaving them locked in an endless cycle of trauma from which growth is impossible?