All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
You don't have to believe... just beware.
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…
"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 may contain 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!
"Candyman Candyman Candyman Candyman Candy......." FUCK THAT!! I still won't do it.
More like "Guess Who's Coming to Cabrini-Green?" Goes for idea based horror underneath a nest of bees.
Atmospheric and original. The best horror film of the 1990's.
The plot gets a little slippery toward the end, but this urban gothic horror masterpiece makes excellent use of Chicago's Cabrini-Green district to dastardly chilling effect.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of my favorite horror films, with an amazing Philip Glass score, disorienting satellite-image-like cinematography, and a fantastic lead performance by Virginia Madsen. The script (based on a Clive Barker story which isn't nearly as good as the film) plays off of racial inequality, gentrification, mirrors and doubling of spaces, folk heroes and urban decay, to create a feeling of confusion, despair, and societal rot.
A creature of myth reaches out to a woman who studies myth, and asks her to become a terrifying legend alongside him. Or, an unhappy woman becomes obsessed with an urban legend and experiences a mental break during which she commits violent murders. Candyman explicitly plays out the first scenario, leaving the second one as mere suggestion.
Some of the attempts to tie Helen into Candyman's historical origins come across as trite, but really don't weaken the impact of this profoundly unsettling film.
Candyman is a really weird movie. For the first half at least, it seems to wear a blunt interpretation of its own story on its sleeve. The Candyman is an urban legend, and the protagonists study the way the urban poor transmute the fears and dangers of their precarious lives onto these mythical figures. As the plot evolves, this first level in of analysis, while still relevant, is completely eclipsed by more complex and ambiguous themes. The film exquisitely maintains the tenuous balance between simple psychosis, collective hysteria, and the existence of the antagonist in some more tangible way.
The urban motif takes on a bizarre dimension as the intro and b-roll footage, set to Philip Glass's score, looks like…
I think Tony Todd was just looking for a girlfriend that would put up with his bee mouth and hook hand.
I'm going to honestly state that if I woke up in a pool of blood that wasn't mine with a decapitated dog head nearby I would be legitimately scared out of my mind too.
I cant believe someone made a horror film about urban planning.
Watched this years ago when everyone at school went on about it and it scared the shit out of me.
Rewatched with a group of mates 15 years later who all knew about it through mates at school but for whatever reason didn't see it then.
Scared the shit out of them.
Basically it's underrated and still holds up a lot better than other horror flicks from yesteryear, Tje Exorcist/ Shining ie. classics aside.
Tony Todd man.
I'm waiting to make the jump up to my 300 favorite horror flicks but I'll take the leap soon.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…