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Drama, Fantasy
1h 39m
Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror (imdb)
Franchise: Candyman
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Black people get Candyman and we got Balloonboy :( Subplot of a disasterous production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The Philip Glass score probably tricked me into loving this more than I should, it’s classy and spooky like wearing a tuxedo in the projects. I swear that wasn’t meant to be racy.
Barker adaptations have always spoken to me, in a gory, demented sort of way. In every way that counts, "Candyman" is the tamest, most generic Barker movie there is. Yet, it is still the only Barker adaptation to have a sequel besides "Hellraiser". While "Candyman" might share similarities with many slasher flicks of the era, it has a much better backstory and atmosphere than its peers. It is a genuinely creepy feeling movie.
I really dug it. I like that the serial killer doesn't ever wear a mask. It adds to the horror a bit in my opinion. I also liked the social commentary and Tony Todd being a total creep. Virginia Madsen is also really good. It's really well directed and I found the story to be pretty solid even if it does leave a few more questions than answers. Speaking as someone who hates how often horror movies have sad/upsetting endings, this one totally worked for me.
This isn't normally my type of horror But this movie is Superb ! In many ways he reminds me of a modern-day vampire with the way he dresses and his speech is sorta old english He's also very seductive I wasn't sure if I was supposed to "Fear Him" or "Get Freaky With Him"....or both ! In my opinion if your looking for something besides your typical slasher flick this is worth the watch
An effective horror film, driven by some interesting ideas and themes, well handled by Rose. Madsen does a fine job in the lead role, and Todd is suitably menacing as the titular baddie. The decaying urban setting works well on screen and in the context of the story, and Glass' score provides an often gentle counterpoint to the general unpleasantness, giving the film an unusual tone which helps drive the psychological aspects of the film. While it certainly has its flaws, this is worth seeing.
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