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The new Candyman movie eschews entertainment and thrills in favor of relentlessly preaching its ugly race-obsessed social politics

10 9 44

The new horror movie ‘Candyman’ made news this week for being number one at the box office, but it should have made news for how virulently it espouses hatred and violence against white people.

Candyman is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name that, despite lackluster reviews and tepid box office, became a cult classic as its title character, the hook-handed, serial-killer demon conjured when you say Candyman five times into a mirror, was sort of the black Freddy Krueger.

The new film tells the story of Anthony, played by Yahya Abdul Mateen II (of ‘Aquaman’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ fame), a black artist trying to navigate the white art world, who stumbles upon the urban legend of the Candyman and exploits the story for his new art project to murderous results.

The Candyman character/myth embodies black pain from white violence. As urban prophet Colman Domingo declares in the film, “Candyman is how we deal with the fact these things (historical white violence against blacks) happened… that they’re still happening!”

Candyman is one of those tiresome pieces of black grievance cinema for which the film’s co-writer and producer, Jordan Peele, who directed ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’, has become so famous. It’s basically a celebration of black victimhood searching for catharsis through violence against whites.

Whether it’s obnoxious art critics, mean white teenage girls, or evil white cops, every white person in the........

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