Candyman (1992)

Candyman (1992)

Candyman (1992)

This hit 1992 slasher centers on The Candyman - a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, the son of a slave killed in the late 19th century - who is accidentally summoned (by saying his name five times in the mirror) by a sociology student (Virginia Madsen) researching the monster's myth.

1992Rating: R16, contains violence95 minsUSA
Horror

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Candyman (1992) / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

At its heart, Candyman terrifies because of its ideas. It sinks its horrific foundations very much in the real world of poverty and racial alienation.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

What I liked was a horror movie that was scaring me with ideas and gore, instead of simply with gore.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film's spooky atmosphere is accentuated by Anthony B. Richmond's cinematography and Philip Glass's score.

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Time Out

Time Out

One of the best sustained horror movies for some years.

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Variety

Variety

Candyman is an uppper-register horror item that delivers the requisite shocks and gore but doesn't cheat or cop out.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Candyman offers a plot riddled with narrative ambiguities that are never fully resolved, all as a spur to the hooked viewer to spread their own take on the Candyman myth, and so to keep it alive.

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