The challenge was to create a typographic title sequence for a film or TV show of my choosing. I created an eerie title sequence for the 1992 horror film, Candyman. My goal for the sequence was to intrigue young, film enthusiasts who are looking for more than a slasher. I intended to create a sequence with a sense of danger while arousing curiosity for what is to come next.
After deciding what I wanted to express through the title sequence, I decided to create a sequence that emulated the being the audience wanted to see, Candyman. The chosen typeface captured Candyman’s heavy and dignified presence, while its sharp terminals demonstrated his threatening quality. I used black and red to reproduce the foreboding power and anger Candyman holds. Using steady and controlled movements, the sequence echoes the Candyman’s slow-burn buildup. I decided to use the original soundtrack, “Cabrini Green”, composed by Philip Glass because it incites feelings of tragedy and climax.
The resulting title sequence tells the story of how Candyman is a product of violence and creates a haunting atmosphere that captures the essence of what it is to be a member of the community living in fear of Candyman.