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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.
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…
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!
The line between myth an reality is crossed in this sinister and supernatural exploration into urban folklore. Striking imagery combined with an interpretive and often poetic nature to the story, set the film apart from more conventional and classic bogeyman tales. The slow burn of the plot keeps the viewer engaged with an element of mystery and a strong female lead, who fittingly contrasts the ominous antagonist. It may not be what you initially expect, but trough it's effective level of story telling, it remains as one of the stand out horror titles of the early '90s.
Original and atmospheric but never as satisfying as I was hoping it would be. Tony Todd is great as Candyman though.
Interesting racial subtext in an urban horror film.
Clive Barker is quite racist, isn't he?
Another "Classic" that I had never gotten around to seeing until now and it was really worth watching I was enthralled and while I am not superstitious afterwards I did not want to say his name, just in case.
This s one of the characters where they are evil but you have sympathy for them and this can cause a little confusion in who you want to win but then Tony Todd is amazing so usually you want him to win.
“Candyman” is both an excellent slasher-style horror film and a complex tale of sexual and racial politics. The screenplay was adapted from a story (The Forbidden) by horror writer Clive Barker, with the locations moved from Barker’s native Liverpool to Chicago, where we find two doctoral students, Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) and Bernadette Walsh (Kasi Lemmons) engaging in research into urban legends and local folklore for their doctrinal thesis. They stumble across the legend of the Candyman, who seems to haunt the rundown area of Cabrini Green and learn that he is supposedly an emancipation era black man and artist who was hired to do portraits of the rich. The legend goes on to say that he fell in love…
Stone cold classic.
A compelling slasher with a creepy atmosphere and a stylized killer.
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