Bod Brief: “Candyman” steps into Historic Film Night

Candyman: Washburns Historic Film Nights are back and better than ever.

Bernard Rose

“Candyman”: Washburn’s Historic Film Night’s are back and better than ever.

Washburn University is planning another Historic Film Night, and the film of choice this time is 1992’s “Candyman”.
Long before race-conscious Black horror became the newest theme with Jordan Peele’s “Us”, there was “Candyman”.
Partially filmed in Chicago’s Cabrini Green, one of the most notorious housing projects in America, Bernard Rose’s film exploring race and horror has it all: discussion of redlining, racist urban planning, housing segregation, gang violence and paranoia, urban legends and even a Gothic lynching.
Come and see the original film before Jordan Peele’s rendition of the story hits theaters.
The film starts at 7 p.m. tonight on campus in Henderson 112.