Candyman Creative Submissions – Deadline Extended

Candyman and the Whole Damn Swarm is a collaboration between the Centre for the History of the Gothic at the University of Sheffield and the University of California, Riverside, and taking place on Friday 7 – Sunday 9 October 2022. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic 1992 horror film, this conference seeks to explore, critique and celebrate the legacy of Candyman as text, film and, in it’s latest iteration, clapback…

We have extended the call for creative submission to be featured in our online gallery – whether you want to write a short story about the myth of Candyman, create your own reimagining of the urban legend, make a comic strip about Cabrini Green or paint your own portrait of Candyman himself!

Submissions can include but are not limited to:

  • drawings
  • painting
  • photography
  • digital art
  • prose or poetry
  • short videos
  • posters
  • comic strips
  • music

Please send artwork (plus a short bio) to by 23 August 2023. For more details please see our FAQ