Candyman (1992)

Candyman (1992)

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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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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

5.0
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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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

press

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

press

One of the best sustained horror movies for some years.

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Variety

Variety

press

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

press

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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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

5.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

One of the best sustained horror movies for some years.

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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.

0

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