Candace Jane Opper is a writer, a mother, and an occasional visual artist. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Longreads, Narratively, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Hub, and Vestoj, among others. Her first book, Certain and Impossible Events, was selected by Cheryl Strayed for the Kore Press Memoir Award, and will be published in late 2020. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.
It’s easy to write off a movie like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, so married as it is to the neon tackiness of the early 1990s; it’s much harder to recognize that placing itself squarely into that context is an extraordinary device.