Candyman Keynotes

Below you will find details of our keynotes for Candyman and the Whole Damn Swarm, a hybrid, international conference exploring the legacy of the iconic horror film Candyman (1992). The conference will take place online, and in person in Sheffield and California Riverside on 7-9 October 2022. You can find more information in our FAQ.

We are thrilled to welcome all of our fantastic keynotes, who will take part in our keynote panel. More details will be announced in due course.

Dr Kinitra Brooks

Associate Professor at Michigan State University, author of Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (2017) and co-editor of Sycorax’s Daughters (2017).

Tananarive Due

Award-winning author of several novels and short story collections including The Living Blood and Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and executive producer of Shudder’s Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.

Dr Robin R. Means Coleman

Professor of Communication and Africana studies at Northwestern University, and author of Horror Noire (2011), which Coleman has developed into the award winning documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.

Jon Towlson

Film critic and author of Candyman (2018), in addition to Global Horror Cinema Today (2021), The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films, 1931-1936 (2016) and Subversive Horror Cinema (2014).