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Published: 15 May 2018

120 Pages

ISBN: 9781911325543

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Jon Towlson

Auteur Publishing in partnership with Liverpool University Press

Devils Advocates

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; discusses the importance of its real-life Cabrini-Green setting; and analyzes its appropriation and interrogation of urban myth.