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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…
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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!
My review -- this film is now on DVD and it does have a profit margin of roughly $13 million. The plot is as follows, the viewers meet Helen, Helen is investigating this mysterious myth or just rumours about this mass murderer, that if you say his name five times at a mirror, he will come for you and take your soul [a rough nutshell of events.] On an unbiased perspective yet slightly honest as well, this film was suggested to me by someone and now I have seen it I honestly don't get the alluring nature of this project. The tempo is just so, so very slow I mean it is so slow that even the graphic death sequences…
A movie about how white people need to stop fucking around with shit they think they can solve
mais um bom filme de terror dos anos 90. desta vez baseado numa história de Clive Baker. bom filme com boas atuações, destaque para Tony Todd como Candyman.
Superior, alas underrated, horror flick about racial tension, the bogeyman and its firm rooting on the "unself-conscious" guilt over our deeds.
Why we watch the genre.
Based on Clive Barker's story, this is an Intelligent deconstruction of urban legends. The pic is moody and creepy, but also slow paced and a little boring. A pity, as it stands out as one of the most unusual entries in the supernatural slasher genre.
This film was quite well made but let down by a bit of a cheesy story/ antagonist.
This was a nice slasher film which some interesting story ideas. The “big bad” was portrayed by Tony Todd who gave a stellar performance. I imagine that this would be an excellent film to have on hand when having friends over for Halloween.
Adapted from Clive Barker's short story, Candyman is a bit of a modern horror classic. It mixes some social commentary, some urban legends and loads of intelligence to create a rich & immensely satisfying horror film that also gave audiences a new horror icon.
Compiling a thesis on urban legends, University of Illinois in Chicago graduate student Helen Lyle (Madsen) becomes aware of the prevalent superstition surrounding the legend of "Candyman" (Todd) — a hook-wielding phantom who will appear if his name is recited five times into a mirror — among the tenants of Chicago's Cabrini Green project. A senior professor, hearing of Helen's research, explains the historical basis for the legend, detailing how Candyman is believed to be the vengeful…
It felt like every time I went to Blockbuster as a kid I would see the cover art for this movie in and it would creep me out. A bee on an eyeball does it to me I guess. Fast forward to 2014 and I finally watch it and it doesn't match the unease I felt as a kid.
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