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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
I was very excited that my first assignment was to be Candyman , a movie that I wanted to see for a long time. I had heard very much about it, but mostly that it was an important horror movie everyone interested in horror should see. So I knew nothing specific about it and just figured it would be an usual horror flick about an unstoppable killer, your standard run-of-the-mill shlasher film if you will, adored by horror enthusiasts.
I was very pleasently surprised that this movie was so much more.
Candyman is based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker and the…
Tony Todd (Candyman) is the posterboy for evil! His beguiling voice and presence are the stuff of nightmares!
Hook for a hand is most impressive in Candyman, not so much in Peter Pan!
The scene that proved Candyman's lips were as sweet as honey kinda freaked me out!
Some gruesome gore effects kept me engaged!
Scenes with bee's freaks the bejesus outta me!
Restroom scene featuring fecal graffiti on the doors and walls!
The name of the character Candyman doesn't fit the horrific character it represents! I mean come on... the name should make us shudder and shit bricks when we hear the name!
The whole urban setting just feels so off to me!
Plot is a house of cards, one good sneeze and it crumbles!
Tony Todd is the ONLY reason to see this film!
Currently Streaming on Netflix!
"It was always you, Helen. Come with me and be immortal."
This classic frightened a generation of their own bathroom mirrors. Totally under-appreciated upon it's release, even to this day but Bernard Rose's contemporary horror based on the short story, The Forbidden, by Clive Barker is a minor masterpiece and features a menacing performance from Tony Todd. While Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers and others stole the horror limelight, the Candyman not just haunted my dreams but forced me to avoid the mirror all the way through my teenage years of school in the fear that Candyman would appear and rip his hook through my gullet - in turn it didn't make me very popular in school. If you haven't seen…
Candyman is another one of those movies I have a hard time rating due to inner-turmoil caused by nostalgia. I have wanted to give this movie a re-watch for so long, that now that I finally have, I wonder if maybe I should have just let it remain in the annals of my personal sentiment.
This is still a decent story about urban legends, with a heavy emphasis on urban as the short story written by Clive Barker was taken out of England and placed in inner-city Chicago, containing a tragic tale accompanied by a haunting and ethereal score from the genius of Philip Glass. Tony Todd will forever remain one of my favorite genre-actors but something about this movie…
"Candyman Candyman Candyman Candyman Candy......." FUCK THAT!! I still won't do it.
Watched at the 2014 Salt City Horror Fest. This is really the perfect movie to watch at 3:00 in the morning, after 15 hours in a darkened theater. It was like a nightmare that you can't help revisiting in your mind the next day, because you're sure your brain was trying to tell you something important. I've always loved Candyman, but seeing it after nine other horror movies was probably the perfect way to see it - it was pleasantly jarring, after watching terrible things happen on a big screen all day and night, to basically have the screen look back at me and ask why I was watching. That probably makes it sound like a shallow attempt at postmodern horror, but it's so much smarter and better than that, and one of the best counterarguments when asked by a non-horror fan how you could possibly enjoy filling your brain with such disturbing images.
Candyman is a serious and fresh horror film, sometimes scary. Very well done. No wonder it's good: The script is by Clive Barker - author of Hellraiser.
Revisiting Candyman, I have discovered this 20 year old film has aged very well (and also strengthens with repeat viewings). There are many elements that make this film special. Lets take note:
1. The decision to have Philip Glass compose the score was brilliant. To hear a minimalist composer score a horror film is very unique. Its one of horror film's greatest soundtracks.
2. Cabrini Green is a brilliant location to evoke intrigue, mystery, and suspense. One almost feels like 'Candyman' is Cabrini Green the same way 'The Warriors' is the Bronx. The bathroom design with the fecal graffiti is very memorable.
3. The themes are still relevant today. 22 years later and Candyman is still relatable. That both speaks…
Based on the Clive Barker's 'The Forbidden', Candyman is a urban-cult classic. Considering how the majority of horror movies today play out, this movie comparatively is roughly unblemished. Our antagonist, Candyman (Tony Todd), is the hooked (quite literally), standout character here. Todd does this role justice and Helen (Virginia Madsen) plays her role superbly as well. The urban scenes are unique, creepy, and modern. One of my favorite horror movies.
As tangible as supernatural horror can be. This is Silence of the Lambs by way of Dracula and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Tony Todd is equal parts Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff while adding seductive substance to the bogeyman. Philip Glass' score is a work of gothic beauty which perfectly juxtaposes the urban decay of the projects.
Watching Virginia Madsen slowly disintegrate before rising from the ashes is still incredibly powerful to watch. At no point does Candyman feel like a conventional horror from the early nineties. There's a heft to it. The villain has a romanticised backstory but you never leave Madsen's side. You never cheer the Candyman in all his brutality. The connection between legend and the power of folklore absolutely envelop this wonderful example of supernatural horror.
A haunting curiosity that thrills me every time I watch it.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Classic urban horror.
One of the best horror films of the 1990s. Terrifying, gorgeously shot and loaded with political subtext on racial injustice and gender roles. Filled with as many psychologically stimulating ideas as geysers of blood, this movie is still the stuff of nightmares.
Really liked this film, I loved the man who played Candyman. Also the urban setting really worked as this is a urban legend. The film is about a woman who while doing a thesis, summons an evil being known as Candyman. Candyman was a black man who was horrifically murdered and now walks around with a hook for a hand. The film is quite dark and is a really good scary movie. Perfect movie to watch around Halloween with some friend. All in all fun little horror movie. Also this film is currently streaming on Netflix.
This has a lot working in its favor: a strong female lead, an iconic bad guy, and a great score by Phillip Glass. Most of the plot plays itself out pretty predictably, but the characters are fully fleshed out (with the lone exception of Bernadette, who didn't seem to have much purpose) and the dialogue is well written. There are some very weird, romantic undercurrents in the scenes featuring Candyman and Helen. It can sometimes be a struggle to differentiate between her looks of horror and pleasure. Her attraction to danger is well documented throughout the film, and is most likely her main source of attraction to the titular horror-show. Tony Todd is pitch-perfect…
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