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Subj: Re: Halloween Roundup #2: Candyman / Children of the Corn / Child’s Play 2 / Child’s Play 3
Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 at 10:09:04 am EDT (Viewed 363 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Halloween Roundup #2: Candyman / Children of the Corn / Child’s Play 2 / Child’s Play 3
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 at 06:44:43 pm EDT (Viewed 568 times)



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        I haven’t seen this movie in a long time, and even then I had seen the sequel much more often. Virginia Madsen plays a college student doing a thesis on urban legends and decides to investigate the legend of the ghostly Candyman who haunts the Cabrini-Green housing projects in Chicago.



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    I think I saw at least part of this. I've never been much of a horror fan but the up front premise of this one is disturbing in a good way. Don't say his name five times! The notion of not daring to say the bad guy's name is archetypal, I think. It pops up in Lord of the Rings. It pops up in Harry Potter.

To show you how old this sort of thing is:

The word "bear" is actually a euphemism meaning "the brown one." Ancient tribesmen dared not speak its actual name (an older word for bear) as to not summon it.

Ancient Mayans would refrain from using the word "balam" (jaguar) for similar reasons. They would, instead, call it the Mayan words for "red paw."

Ancient Greeks wouldn't say "Hades" or "Furies," instead opting for epithets.




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