Wed, Dec 13|
FILM: OMEN presents... CANDYMAN (1992)
It's the 13th again! OMEN's monthly screening & discussion series on horror through a queer lens continues with CANDYMAN (1992), paired with Sumiko Saulson's essay, "Centered and Seen"
Time & Location
Dec 13, 2023, 7:00 PM
Le Mondo, 406 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
About The Event
Our third installment of IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET!: OMEN presents...CANDYMAN (1992), paired with Sumiko Saulson's essay, Centered and Seen. Join us for drinks and a film screening with short intro. After, we'll continue to hang out and have an informal post-show discussion!
$7 at the door with online RSVP ($10 elsewise!)
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ABOUT THE FILM
Candyman is a 1992 horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose. The story, adapted from a Clive Barker short story, follows two Chicago graduate students completing their thesis on urban legends and folklore. Their work leads them to the Cabrini-Green Homes on the north side of Chicago and the legend of the "Candyman", the spirit of an African-American artist and the son of a slave who was murdered in the late 19th century, believed to be haunting the residents of the area. Revolving around themes of class and race in America, Candyman is a modern ghost story that's become a classic of the horror genre.
ABOUT THE SERIES, IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET
Hosted by OMEN and inspired by the collection of essays, It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror , the series focuses on horror movies through a queer lens. From October until March 2024, we'll be screening and discussing a new film and companion essay on the 13th of every month. More about the series here.
Want to read the essay before the screening? Sign up to recieve monthly updates from OMEN on the reading + schedule + a discount code on your own copy of It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror, courtesy of Feminist Press. SIGN UP HERE