Candyman Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Candyman the Movie

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Terrifying tale from horror maven Clive Barker is an effective combination of American gothic, academia, and urban squalor. A search for dissertation material leads graduate student Helen Lyle (Madsen) into gang-infested housing. There she encounters the urban myth of Candyman, the son of a former slave who was lynched and is now back with a hook and a vendetta. Filled with the appropriate amount of yucky stuff, yet successfully employs subtle scare tactics and plausible characters.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Supernatural Horror, Books to Film: Clive Barker, Folklore & Legends, Chicago, Adapted from a Story
Bernard Rose
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams, DeJuan Guy, Michael Culkin, Gilbert Lewis, Stanley DeSantis, Mark Daniels
Anthony B. Richmond
Bernard Rose
Philip Glass
Steve Golin, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Alan Poul, Propaganda Films

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