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Author: Jon Towlson
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2018.
Series: Devil's advocates.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When Candyman was released in 1992, Roger Ebert gave it his thumbs up, remarking that the film was "scaring him with ideas and gore, rather than just gore." Indeed, Candyman is almost unique in 1990s horror cinema in that it tackles its sociopolitical themes head on. As critic Kirsten Moana Thompson has remarked, Candyman is "the return of the repressed as national allegory": the film's hook-handed killer of urban  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Towlson
ISBN: 9781911325550 1911325558 1800347154 9781800347151
OCLC Number: 1031310077
Description: 1 online resource (133 pages) : illustrations
Series Title: Devil's advocates.
Responsibility: Jon Towlson.


Jon Towlson considers how Candyman might be read both as a "return of the repressed" and as an example of nineties neoconservative horror. He traces the film's origins as a Clive Barker short story;  Read more...


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