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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.
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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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…
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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!
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.
An interesting twist on the supernatural slasher film (the epitome of which, of course, would have to be Wes Craven's "Nightmare on Elm Street") about a 19th Century African American killed for impregnating a white woman whose spirit lives on to inflict brutality on anyone who says his name five times. It's a fascinating film, possessing much more subtext than the standard horror film. It's about cultural identity, urban legend, the legacy of violence, and perhaps even the black experience in America, heavy stuff for what appears on the surface to be a bogeyman slasher film. Tony Todd makes a fine, imposing supernatural figure (that voice alone makes him a haunting presence) and Virginia Madsen gives a fantastic performance as…
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A lot stranger than I anticipated. I need to watch or read more Barker to get him, I think. Something about sexy pain?
I went into this film thinking it would just be a typical slasher, and I was glad that its much much more than that.
The plots follows a college graduate writing a paper on a local urban legend of a girl who was murdered in the apartment of the projects of San Francisco, the claimed cause of death is mysterious and unplausible. The more graduate Hellen digs the deeps she begins to loose her mind on this mysterious Fable known as the Candyman
Solid direction by Bernard Rose with a really cool and creative opening establishing shot. Candyman is odd, it's weird and bone chilling with its eerie atmosphere and building of tension and use of silence creatin some really suspenseful scenes .
Superbly acted by its cast and Todd as Candyman is as creepy and haunting as it gets.
Candyman is a slasher film with a difference. While Candyman is essentially a ghost story and has some of the characteristics of a ghost story which normally have me rolling my eyes, there's an interesting twist on the genre. Candyman is not technically a ghost, he is an urban legend. That can be disorientating since he wears a big coat which seems to be anachronistic to the period from whence his story originates. His hook for a hand also appears unconnected to the original story. But this actually makes sense, since an urban legend is not fixed to the original story, but develops and evolves out of an initial context, updating itself for new listeners.
This movie started out with an interesting story about a well known urban legend but my interest died down early on as the film became progressively messier. At times this almost seemed like it was intended to be an art house film, but some parts were more like a police procedural and as expected there were also many scenes that were straight up slasher style. Once the title character was revealed all of the built up suspense was wasted as I didn’t find a large man dressed in a fur coat to be scary and the faux menacing voice he had was silly. The whole 90’s urban vibe didn’t seem to fit right either. It almost seemed like the story about life in the projects was more central than the actual legend was. Overall this was just a boring slasher film that lacked any real scares or a story to keep you entertained.
Candyman starts promisingly with a sequence inspired by Koyaanisqatsi and a Phillip Glass score to match. Issues of race, police negligence, and urban decay are explored. Unfortunately, as Candyman goes along it descends into gore-soaked, supernatural gobbledygook about urban legends, past lives, and other such nonsense.
Also, I don't know if it was problem of the version I watched or something to do with the way the film was shot, but Candyman looks off in an annoying way. I can't pinpoint exactly why, but it looks like a Lifetime movie at certain point.
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