About Candyman (1992)
Anne-Marie McCoy (Williams) was the pulse, the conscious, the astute commentary on the race and class tensions that beat through Candyman's entirety as a narrative. She was much more than just a mother who was a pawn for the catalyst of Helen's arc, which I gotta be honest, I feel compelled to unpack more because it still troubles me that this film is still considered a 'Black horror' film. I do not. Because it still reads as centered around a white woman 'do-gooder' tip toeing around the urban jungle in search of the Black Evil (Tony Todd's master performance as the title character) who redeems herself and then, ironically becomes a monstrous legend by way of her relationships with the Black people in the film. I digress. And that's not to say that I don't love this film and its strong performances all around. Including Williams.
Anne-Marie: You say you're doing a study? What 'you gonna study? How we're bad? We steal? We gang-bang? We're ALL on drugs right?... We ain't all like them assholes downstairs, you know.Other Genre Performances
Dr. April Sommers, Ice Spiders (2007)