Candyman (1992)

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Say his name five times in a mirror, and you’ll definitely be sorry in this terrifying, racially-charged thriller about a supernatural hook-handed killer, based on a short story by Clive Barker.

“A knock out!  Arguably the best ‘90s horror film of them all.” – Drew Dietsch, Bloody Disgusting

In Candyman, white graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) hears the urban legend of Candyman, a black slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project.   Thinking she has a new twist for her thesis project, she visits the gang-ridden territory to visit the site, arrogantly assuming Candyman can’t really exist … until he appears, spitting out swarms of bees and igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings.   But the police don’t believe in monsters, and charge Helen with the crimes.  And the only one who can set her free is Candyman. An intensely frightening and thought-provoking look at racial politics and urban legends, featuring an unforgettably sinister performance by genre great Tony Todd as the title character, Candyman is a truly original horror film that really delivers the terror goods! (Dir. by Bernard Rose, 1992, USA, 99 min., Rated R)