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85.45% Score
by Horror Fans Based on 11 Reviews
Candyman

In Theatre : October 16, 1992
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Based on a story by Clive Barker and skillfully written and directed by Bernard Rose, Candyman rises above most horror films by eerily suggesting that some urban legends--in this case a particularly frightening one--have a spooky basis in reality. The legend of the Candyman is a potent one around the high-rise tenements of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing complex, where the residents speak of a dark, ominous figure who appears when his victims say his name five times in front of a mirror, then mercilessly slashes them to death. Upon learning that the Candyman is rumored to live in one of the vacant tenements, a University of Illinois researcher (Virginia Madsen) investigates a recent murder at Cabrini-Green. She learns that the Candyman (played by Tony Todd) is both unreal and chillingly real--a supernatural force of evil empowered by those who believe in his legend. He is a killer made flesh by the belief of others, and the young researcher's investigation is a threat to his existence.

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Candyman (1992) Review by gabs1515

Candyman…Candyman…Candyman…Candyman…Ca...WHOA! Careful saying it a fifth time.  The results could be deadly.  Saying his name 5 times to yourself in a mirror summons the wonderfully gruesome killer Cand...
Candyman Review by Googopqp

Have you ever looked into a mirror and sayed, "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman", and had a black man with a hook come out and gut you like a fish? Well if you have then believe it or not that person...
Candyman (1992) Review by BlackTequilaKiss

Before I go any further. I LOVE Candyman. I adore the film and everything within it. I love it enough that there is no way I will put it down.This is the pinnacle in horror movies. Not relying on shock effects or cheap s...
Candyman Review by Moviemaven

This is one of favorite screen versions of a Clive Barker story. A University of Illinois graduate student is researching urban legends and comes across the creepy tale of Candyman who is believed to reside in Cabrini-Gr...
Candyman (1992) Review by Gardenofstone10

How is it that I am a horror movie veteran and haven't seen this movie?  Quick plot: Our movie follows the very, very lovely Virginia Madsen (sister of the awesome Michael Madsen) looking to do a report and possib...
Cabin Fever Review by Googopqp

Cabin Fever is director Eli Roth's first movie and you all know him for doing Hostel and being a douche lol. A lot of people hate Eli. I don't hate him I just don't like how he is so up tight about him self with that ego...
Candyman Review by Chad Langen

If there was ever a faultless horror film that existed merely to alter the way an individual thinks and believes, folks, "Candyman" is that film. The story of the "Candyman" first became known to me as a short story by C...
Candyman Review by Michael_Jason_Krueger

Hi all today Im gunna review Candyman, I heard alot of great things from horror lovers on youtube about this movie. I have to say it was really wierd. There wern't alot of scare scenes in the movie but there was some. Th...
Candyman Review by boogie86

Candyman is a true Gothic Horror by the legendary Clive Barker.  Don't let the name fool you because it is anything , but sweet.Set against an urban backdrop, student Helen Lyles sets out to write her thesis on loca...
Candyman Review by Ash's missing hand

At the beginning of Bernard Rose's Candyman, based on a Clive Barker story, we hear an urban legend about a woman in a high-rise public housing project, who calls 911 but is not taken seriously. Not long after the call, ...
Candyman Review by MistressOf Horror

Candyman is a movie based on Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden. It's in the fifth volume of his Books of Blood. I have to say when it comes to this movie director Bernard Rose has done a damn good job. There are ...
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