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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!
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"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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
20th film watched for my official 2014 Halloween season horror movie MegaBash (still not following the order I set for it yet)
So... apparently, a lot of people are deciding this isn't as good as they once thought it was... Shame be on the lot of you. Like with several of these re-watches for the season, this film has never played stronger than it did today. Of course, I've got the speakers cranked a fair deal (and they're small speakers) (small, but powerful with the right movie). Tony Todd's one-of-a-kind voice filling the room like he's right behind me. Doing all this (shutting off the lights, turning off the fan, making sure I can hear the film's quiet as clearly…
Film 17/31 of: 31 Days Of Horrorween! October Horror Movie Marathon
Candyman Candyman Candyman Candyman ............. "We Dare You To Say His Name Five Times!"
Candyman is a decent horror movie about an urban legend boogeyman who is terrorizing the projects in Chicago. Tony Todd is really impressive has the creepy main villain (thats got a stupid name). The film as some nice bits of gore but with very few scares, more a slow burning thriller. After a good start i think the story loses it way and fails to touch upon the Candyman's past with any significance.
Overall the film is well made decent watch, Philip Glass's score is very good and has its own urban legend of being the best 90's horror movie ( which i don't agree with). I never usually say this but i think this needs a remake!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Like The Mummy I wrote about recently, this horror movie is well served by the backstory of the villain. The Candyman was the son of a slave, fell in love with a woman he was asked to paint, was found out by her racist father and was murdered horrendously by hired thugs. Forced now, forced - his spirit - to live out a vengeful dream. It becomes the stuff of urban legends for the terrorized people of Cabrini Green.
There are certainly racial undertones that Helen, the ambitious intellectual cast aside by her cheating husband, is unaware of going into Cabrini Green for her thesis project on urban legends. But we also feel for Helen. After being killed by Candyman,…
Definitely not your average slasher film (its far more) & also has a fitting score by Philip Glass.
I should have seen Candyman at an early age. My whole love for movies began at around seven or eight years old when I would devour horror films on VHS - Freddy, Jason, Michael, all those guys were movie stars to me. I always knew about Candyman and even now can remember it's chilling trailer that would always crop up on videotapes before the main feature started. It's taken me 17 years to get here but I can now finally cross it off the watchlist.
Despite being regarded as a horror classic by many, Candyman isn't a particularly great film but it is very interesting. The urban setting is unique within the genre and there are certain sequences and ideas…
Sweets to the sweet... A smart, stylish, sexy horror classic that's lost none of its hypnotic power over all these years, though it does seem to have put a curse on its key players: Tony Todd got trapped in typecasting, Virginia Madsen didn't resurface 'til Sideways, and Bernard Rose is seemingly still struggling to get anything as ambitious as this, by far the best Clive Barker adaptation, off the ground.
This might actually be my favorite horror movie. (Well, it's in the top ten at any rate.) Still skin-crawlingly atmospheric even now.
It's ok. It has the shell of a Clive Barker story, Tony Todd's voice and some interesting visuals... but not much else.
Had they left on the cutting room floor that scene of the little boy lying in a puddle of blood and screaming with his penis cut off this would be among my favorite horror movies. Nice variety of characters, complete coherant storyline, an unusual setting for a horror movie, the characters aren't B-movie stupid, very intense, no sex scenes, too bad the movie had to cheapen itself by including a graphic scene of a hurt child. It didn't even add to the plot or make sense, it was an awkwardly placed flashback meant to upset us. There are some lines you just don't cross in horror that you'd only consider crossing if your movie was that bad and the first…
This film made me pine for that days when libraries, graduate degrees and the humanities were still relevant and considered important. Thanks, the internet for making all that moot.
Candyman has an interesting back story, seems to attempt some incoherent message about race, and then gets bogged down in its own incomprehensibility. Candyman appears all spooky, but then he begins babbling about his church and his congregation while addressing the protagonist in a burnt out apartment block. There are some reversals, the protagonists feels trapped and a few things happen. I was paying attention, but all I registered was the third act fumbling miserably. Unfortunately, this film has far too much in common with The People Under the Stairs. After its mildly interesting characters are introduced and its world-building is complete, Candyman sucks.
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