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CandymanThis Clive Barker based horror flick, which inspired two additional Candyman sequels, was always a bit of a third-rung franchise from the get-go. A former artist during the Civil War era, the “Candyman” had his hand chopped off (and replaced with a hook), and was smothered in honey then stung to death by bees. An admittedly odd genesis for a horror icon, but there’s just something about the concept of an urban legend out butchering people with a hook that freaks us out.

Objects in Space 12/4: I am the writing on the wall

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Dec 4, 2017, 8:41 PM EST

Right now we’re in that transition period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and all I keep thinking about is whether or not I’ve finished all of my holiday shopping. (I’ve definitely finished writing out all of my holiday cards. I should probably mail those out soon.)

We’re nearly done with 2017, but there’s one more month of links to get through:

- An interview with Emily Wilson, the first female translator of The Odyssey (which I can’t wait to get my hands on). (BookRiot)
- One of the many reasons I’m so ready to see The Shape of Water is Octavia Spencer. (Black Girl Nerds)
- The ranking we never knew we needed: all the Imperial officer sideburns in Star Wars. (Nerdist)
- We're celebrating both Tony Todd’s birthday and Candyman turning 25 this month. (Bloody Disgusting)

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