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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!
A compelling slasher with a creepy atmosphere and a stylized killer.
I am going to use this as a point of reference for how white privilege works within society. Also, I only care about this movie now.
goofy editing and some odd plot choices are small blemishes on what is otherwise a pretty good slasher film. it's thoughtful enough about racism and sexism to be a good stroke-your-chin-and-discuss film while also having enough thrills and sanguine to make your pulse jump up. philip glass might think thats a no-no, but it's just part of the films charm for me.
Essentiellement une enquête policière un peu ennuyante, avec de petits moments fantastiques parsemés un peu partout. La dernière demi-heure esquisse une direction intéressante (est-ce que Candyman existe vraiment, ou bien n'est-il qu'un figment de l'imagination de Virginia Madsen?) mais le film s'assure de ne rien laisser ambigu, ce qui enlève tout intérêt aux événements. Les quelques apparitions du Candyman présagent l'invention d'un bon méchant de film d'horreur, mais il a si peu à faire qu'on en vient à l'oublier dès que le film finit. Reste la musique de Philip Glass, sinon...
Soundrack de feu... Merci Philip Glass... Le reste? Iiiish
For some reason I always associate this film with a former friend. We grew apart at some point in the past but I remember he liked this movie and recommended it to us back then.
Candyman takes the (now) clicheed idea of a murderous entity that can be summoned by looking into a mirror and repeating its name.
A student doing a research on myths played by Virginia Madsen tries it out and gets entangled in the (hi)story of the titular Candyman, a man with a hook for a hand.
She goes on inevestigating the truth behind previous murders connected to the "myth" and becomes a victim herself when the Candyman sees something special in her.
The film has a…
Great memories of this film for me, watched it a lot when I was younger. Still really enjoy it.
Recommended by Peter Schubert.
Guess what. I done did it. I looked in my mirror and said Candyman five times. Strangely enough, I'm still here. At least long enough to write this review. If I go quiet from this point on. Well...
Virginia Madsen's surprisingly deep and layered performance shows how much of a shame it is that she's not a bigger star.
She might actually have saved this movie from dissolving into camp during the scene in which the Candyman spouts cringe-worthy dialogue while waving his bloody hook about.
Candyman is an interesting concept, but I also feel like the film-makers could have taken it a bit more seriously.
Yes, I did find a few chills and thrills, but it's also another murder-by-numbers-and-also-by-the-book horror.
They simply missed the opportunity to make a great film. Don't get me wrong, it was good - but not great.
How a guy with a hook hand and an abdomen full of bees got called "Candyman" and not, I dunno, Beebelly or Hooky Joe or something, is beyond my understanding.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of…