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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…
"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.
"I hear you're looking for Candyman, bitch."
Really cool horror movie, with a well-constructed story and atmosphere and a fantastic score.
gave me some chills, cool seeing old footage of Cabrini Green Projects and the Chicago slums in general.
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. - IMDB
As I was watching this, I remembered seeing it in my youth. I'm pretty sure it was one of the catalysts in making me not quite the fan of the horror genre. There were a few that I watched in a row from the early 90's that seemed all too ridiculous for my liking.
It has to be a pretty good film in the genre for me to like it at all, and I don't think this one fits the bill in that way. There wasn't really any suspense that is kind of required in a horror flick. Having said that, it's pretty hard to scare me. I guess that's another reason I don't like the genre.
The movie itself it OK. Definitely watchable, but could have been better in my opinion.
I'm actually surprised how much I like this movie. First half is basically a conversation about race and folklore, then it becomes straight up slasher but doesn't lose the intelligence of the first half. The fact those are actual bees coming out of Candyman's mouth freaks me the hell out.
"It was always you, Helen"
I appreciated this movie mainly because I don't think I've ever seen a horror movie set in an urban area like this before. This allowed for a lot of less stereotypical horror characters and plot points than you usually see, although it didn't keep the overall story from being pretty predictable. Also I was disappointed that the titular Candyman didn't really show up much or do a whole lot, though I guess if I had been expecting this kind of more atmospheric and low key horror rather than a gory slasher I might have appreciated it more. The acting was pretty good I guess, but overall this movie was nothing special really, besides its inventive setting.
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A better than expected horror film mostly helped by some very good and committed actors.
Not a bad horror film and decently effective one at times as well. Some of the moments with Candyman are genuinely scary and spending more time with our main character in the first third of the film definitely helped to get invested in what happens to her and made for an eerie and suspenseful atmosphere throughout most of the film. What could've been done better was the lead up to the reveal of Candyman. The first third of the film is Helen and her friend researching the Candyman legend and finding evidence as to whether he existed or not and it felt like the writer didn't know how to develop this any further so he just has Candyman appear out…
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