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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 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, very intense, too bad the movie had to cheapen itself by including a graphic scene of a hurt child. 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 two on that list are sexual assault and children being brutally slaughtered.
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.
Fantastic and different approach to the typical "horror" story
A mature slasher
Fantastic Glass score
I admit, when this movie first came out, I wrote it off as one more in a long line of the dumb Supernatural Slasher movies that were so ubiquitous in the 80s and 90s. It wasn't until over a decade later that I finally watched it, on a whim, and I am so glad I did.
Candyman is an eerie, psychological horror movie that's smart enough to withhold its buckets of blood and endless screaming until the exact right moment, in order to inflict maximum shock and horror. It's a smartly constructed piece of fiction that aspires to be more that just another slasher flick, dabbling in the realms of social commentary, the cultural relevance of folklore, and even gothic romance.
Like Alien or The Thing, it's one of the few horror movies that actually makes its gore scary, rather than silly. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a good scary story.
Much, much better than I was expecting.
[English/ Spanish review]
In the end, the main strengths of this cultish horror affair lie in all the elements that make it an heterodox specimen of the horror genre: Chicago and its suburban ambience, the -non particularly terrifying- monster and his den, the psychological pressure on a woman in sheer process of disintegration, the overtly classical Philip Glass soundtrack... It has reminded me of the vindicable work of the eighties' Larry Cohen: not perfect at all, quite odd at times but in its own league all the way.
Al final, la principal fuerza de este trabajo relativamente de culto se encuentra en los elementos que lo convierten en un espécimen heterodoxo del género de terror: Chicago y su ambiente suburbano,…
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