Candyman, Cabrini, and Conjure:

Dani Bethea
8 min readJun 25, 2021

Contextualizing the modern zonbi.

Yaya Abdul Mateen II. Photo Courtesy of GQ Middle East.

“This neighborhood’s haunted.”

Cabrini-Green. A symbol of a seemingly bygone era of rejuvenation, redlining, urban blight, and lastly gentrification. Indeed, a brief, austere, and emotionally detached labeling. Lest we forget this was a community where almost 15,000 Black people lived, worked, and survived. It’s critical that the…

Dani Bethea

Horror Sommelier & Pop Culture Pontificator. Prev EIC: We Are Horror. Mental Health and Horror Doc. Published: Studies In the Fantastic + Women of Jenji Kohan.