Overall Rank: 6729
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 167
Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/1992
Genre: Horror, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Bernard Rose
Actors: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams, Ted Raimi
Plot: Helen Lyle, a Chicago student, is writing her thesis on local myths and legends when she hears about Candyman - the son of a slave and an artist who was brutally tortured and murdered for loving the wrong woman. Today, it is said if you say his name 5 times in mirror, he will appear. With unexplained murders all over, the locals blame Candyman, but Helen does not believe, until she calls Candyman and finds that some legends come true. -- Chris Kavan
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Ian - wrote on 09/29/2015
I remember this movie scaring me quite a bit when I was younger. Let me put it this way: There is no way I would stand in front of a mirror and say "Candyman" three or five times or at all.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/31/2013
"Halloween review": Candyman. this movie is chilling and really shocking at times. but the title of the movie really makes it sound silly and not scary, but when you watch the movie it is "REALLY SCARY". and this movie will get a 3 and a half out of /4 star's "chilling movie".
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/24/2012
Decent low budget horror starring the largely under-appreciated Tony Todd. Nice imagery and theme of urban myths based around the unusual setting of a rather grim housing project, but the ending is ridiculous even by schlock horror standards.
Full Movie Reviews
TrifibianTerror - wrote on 11/05/2009
Candyman is a creepy little urban horror film that uses the idea of rumour and superstition to create the concept of a phantom killer who appears behind you if you say his name in front of a mirror 5 times. And kills you.
While not the most famous movie killer, he's certainly the best thought-out. In his own words 'To be...and yet not have to live' surmises the rather amazing little idea of the film in one line. It's almost like taking a step beyond the dream killer, Freddy Krueger, which is admittedly a good idea. To be so feared, so demonized and reviled that an actual corporeal body is formed is a great idea. This is a thouroughly well directed, edited and shot film, using Philip Glass' creepy title as an overture of terror, and Tony Todd makes the character his own as a supremely …
Tia Maria - wrote on 06/30/2008
Okay, I'm sorry, but this is one of the lamest horror movies ever. It is about a guy who lived in a small country town, and was tortured and killed for loving the wrong movie. After he died, apparently, if you said his name, 'Candyman', five times, in the mirror, he will appear. So, in the town of which his apartment was in, unexplained deaths were blamed on the Candyman. So a uni student called Helen, went in search of the facts about the story, for research, even though she didn't believe in the Candyman.
I thought that this movie had a pretty good plot, but the actual movie wasn't any good at all. The blood was oh-so-obviously-fake, and it didn't really catch the attention of the viewer very well, I thought. There was one good thing about the movie, though. There was a good use of …
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