Candyman (1992) Movie Review

Candyman (1992)

1992 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
99 minutes /

User Score: 69/100

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Candyman Review


The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a man who has a hook shoved in his bloody stump where his hand was cut off. He supposedly appears behind you breathing down your neck when you say his name five times in front of a mirror, ready to gut you from groin to gullet. Of course, Helen doesn’t believe all this stuff, but the people of the area are really afraid. When she ignores their warnings and begins her investigation in the places that he is rumored to appear, a series of horrible murders begins. Could the legend be true?

Clive Barker did Hellraiser and Nightbreed, both pretty good movies. But then there is Candyman. It’s a pretty good plot and I liked the overall movie, but it just wasnt very exciting and didnt keep my interest too well. It took forever for Candyman to even appear it seemed like, and it just didnt make me very happy with the film.

About Candyman (1992)

Title: Candyman
Original Title: Clive Barker's Candyman
Year: 1992
Runtime: 99 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.4/5 stars from 32 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 32
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Tony Todd, Ted Raimi, Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Rusty Schwimmer, Baxter Harris, Michael Laren, Kasi Lemmons, Eric Edwards, Michael Culkin, Bernard Rose, Vanessa Williams, Terrence Riggins, Carolyn Lowery, Fred Sanders, Barbara Alston, Sarina C. Grant, Caron Strong, Glenda Starr Kelly, Kenneth A. Brown, Caesar Brown, DeJuan Guy, Marianna Elliott, Gilbert Lewis, Ria Pavia, Mark Daniels, John Rensenhouse, Lisa Ann Poggi, Mika Quintard, Adam Philipson
Writers: Clive Barker, Bernard Rose
Director: Bernard Rose

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