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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.
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…
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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…
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 review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
A little dated, for sure. But I appreciated that this is a horror film built almost about urban legends and an urban landscape. It even looks at gentrification and the police response in housing projects. Cabrini-Green isn't around anymore but places like it and the issues it faced sure as fuck are.
I also appreciated the films quiet elegance and poeticism. It takes a long time for the horror to truly kick in gear (and then it becomes unstoppable, with torrents of blood of violence happening at shocking sudden moments), but the visuals truly take their time, we get hypnotized and there are very few jump scares. The score by the iconic Philip Glass (working with an odd gothic sound)…
A dark poetic urban horror. Takes the concept of urban myths to a interesting level, was kind of put off by the end where she......well the end after the end.
An unexpected but strange take on the classic urban legend that was certainly intriguing but a bit too haphazard for my liking.
Certainly the most thoughtful of Clive Barker's entries, but still marginally suffers from his demand to overly complicate his concepts, resulting in narrative incoherence. All Candyman ever does is introduce sociological elements and boogeyman mythology, but treats it in just the same way Wes Craven did with A Nightmare On Elm Street. As a myth, Candyman himself isn't all that imposing of a figure. The ambiguity surrounding his mythology actually works against his stature as a horror icon. An over abundance of bees and the suggestion of a world beyond the mirror are never explored beyond being atmospheric attributes, rather than being necessary to the character's make-up. Obviously, it's all threaded within the origin (at least the bees), but I…
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while this film tries hard to expand outside of the slasher film genre, it fails in almost every way. instead of reaching the heights of HELLRAISER, another Barker adaptation, this film really has nothing special to offer. the only good part would be Todd's performance, which is both haunting, and enticing. but, besides a few jump scares, the whole film feels like an attempt to make an art-house horror film that falls fairly flat. there's nothing here for non-fans of the genre, and still not much left for those who already enjoy this kind of storytelling. instead of watching this, this writer would suggest reading the original short story, which is rather terrifying.
Had this on re watch and it just affirmed my initial watch. Pretty boring and not a lot of sense to be made of it.
Film 18 of #31daysofhorror
virginia madsen should have researched how many times you have to say candyman's name to make him go away.
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