On October 2, 2021, I sat in my car after seeing “Candyman.” In an attempt to process my thoughts, I decided to film a TikTok and the rest is history.
What’s the secret to good horror movies: character development. Create three-dimensional characters and give your audience time and space to bond with them so the audience has reason to care when things happen to them. Nia DaCosta fails in this aspect. Instead of pushing us to bond with the main character she tries to force us to feel something for the film’s central social issue. It’s visually stunning but thematically loose, but more importantly…it’s not scary.