The horror community crapped on the new Candyman but I finally gave it a chance. Stylish, intelligent, and powerful. Why do modern audiences fear art? Perhaps it struck a personal note with me because I’ve worked in the fine art industry for the past decade and live in a steadily gentrifying neighborhood full of artists. Maybe it’s because some of my own work has been critically mauled for not following the “Madlibs” formula desired by mainstream drones who require spoon-feeding. I have another probability but I’ll keep it to myself for the sake of redrawing that same old line in this country’s tired sand. My recommendation is to give this film a chance despite what you may have heard. If you still hate it, at least you tried thinking for yourself, and I applaud that.