Candyman (1992)

Release Date: 1992
Genre: Slasher
Director: Bernard Rose
Screenwriter: Bernard Rose, Clive Barker

Candyman (1992) Rating:

  • Jo = 8.5 / 10;
  • Ellis= 6 / 10;
  • Ryan= 6.5 / 10;

 

Candyman (1992) Synopsis:

While investigating on the Candyman urban legend for a school project, a grad student accidently invokes Candyman, the hook-handed killer.

Candyman (1992) Review:

Based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker, Candyman was a huge film when it came out in 1992. The story is still awesome, Barker and Rose managed to give rise to a very unusual villain. Son of a slave, with a hook instead of a hand, Candyman is a complex character which one could compare to Pinhead for his cold-blooded attitude, and to Hannibal Lecter for his eloquence. Add up to this the all story with the bees, and you get a rough idea how deep and fascinating this character is. Unfortunately, the film itself has grown old and modern viewers will probably get a little bored. Indeed, the action and horror scenes are scarce and the paste of the film is really slow. A classic though.

Candyman (1992) Cast:

Virginia MadsenVirginia MadsenHelen Lyle
Tony ToddTony ToddThe Candyman / Daniel Robitaille
Xander BerkeleyXander BerkeleyTrevor Lyle
Kasi LemmonsKasi LemmonsBernadette ‘Bernie’ Walsh
Vanessa WilliamsVanessa WilliamsAnne-Marie McCoy
DeJuan GuyDeJuan GuyJake
Marianna ElliottMarianna ElliottClara (as Marianna Eliott)
Ted RaimiTed RaimiBilly
Ria PaviaRia PaviaMonica
Mark DanielsMark DanielsStudent
Lisa Ann PoggiLisa Ann PoggiDiane
Adam PhilipsonAdam PhilipsonDanny
Eric EdwardsEric EdwardsHarold
Carolyn LoweryCarolyn LoweryStacey
Barbara AlstonBarbara AlstonHenrietta Mosely
Sarina C. GrantSarina C. GrantKitty Culver (as Sarina Grant)
Latesha MartinLatesha MartinBaby Anthony
Lanesha MartinLanesha MartinBaby Anthony
Michael CulkinMichael CulkinProfessor Philip Purcell
Bernard RoseBernard RoseArchie Walsh
Glenda Starr KellyGlenda Starr KellyCrying Mother
Kenneth A. BrownKenneth A. BrownCastrated Boy
Caesar BrownCaesar BrownTough Guy
Terrence RigginsTerrence RigginsGang Leader
Gilbert LewisGilbert LewisDetective Frank Valento
Rusty SchwimmerRusty SchwimmerPolicewoman
Baxter HarrisBaxter HarrisDetective
John RensenhouseJohn RensenhouseAttorney
Mika QuintardMika QuintardT.V. Reporter
Doug MacHughDoug MacHugh1st Orderly
Carol HarrisCarol Harris2nd Orderly
Stanley DeSantisStanley DeSantisDr. Burke
Diane PetersonDiane PetersonNurse
Michael LarenMichael Laren
Priest (as Michael Wilhelm)

 

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