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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!
Currently Streaming on Netflix!
"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…
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…
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,…
From the haunting opening shot high above the city to the grief stricken ending Candyman punches way above its weight. It holds up frighteningly well today. How did they do all those bits with the bees?! How bleak is it throughout?
It's a fascinating watch now that I am older as the theme of white privilege is so heavily baked into the film and that was something I didn't think of when I was younger. Hey wait, that's probably an ironic sentence! Oh poor white privileged me!
One of the things I love most is that Candyman's use of violence is staggeringly visceral. Whilst it is still extraordinarily violent, the real nastiness comes from the sound effects. In some cases, all we hear is sound and are presented with corpses later.
Now, if there was only some way of saying something five times into a mirror to make the sequels disappear.
Man, I hadn't seen this movie in so long. I'm talking, since the 90's. I forgot how good and creepy it was. I don't think I had ever seen it from beginning to end, which is sad. Also, I think every time I had seen it before, it was on TV, and not on a movie channel, so all the gore was cut out. I was surprised at how gory it was, too. What a bloodbath! Lol. Part of me wants to stand in front of a mirror, and say "Candyman" five times... But I don't think I will : )
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.
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