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Candyman (1992)

US 99m, Colour
Director: Bernard Rose; Cast: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams

candyman_1992Adapted from Clive Barker’s short story entitled The Forbidden, Candyman is a supernatural horror film about a graduate student researching urban legends. From her investigation a series of murders that occurred in the vicinity of a public housing development in Chicago, Helen Lyle discovers that there is more to the legend than she imagined. Suspenseful and full of scares, Candyman is a bloody psychological thriller with arresting images and a haunting soundtrack (Klaus Ming October 2016).

2 comments on “Candyman (1992)

  1. SJHoneywell

    I think this is a better film than a lot of people remember. It’s easy to focus on the gross parts and the bees, of course, but there are some really good things done here to create mood and atmosphere. This is a decidedly creepy film, one that would work just about as well with all of the gore removed.

    • Klaus

      I agree, and it is still frightening. It works on a couple of levels, though I think I would have liked it a lot more with half the gore.

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