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This movie was soooo scary when I was it in fifth grade. I had to take poops with the door open for almost a year. Might try watching again once my balls drop.
@curiousitykittie I Shivered in fear when i read your comment and Remembered the Candyman.
The bee's swarming out of his mouth, and the presence of Tony Todd in this film. Such a fantastic film :)
Thanks for reminding me of this. And I'll probably be Sceaming under my bed covers on a few hours.
"The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear. Our names will be written on a thousand walls. Our crimes told and retold by our faithful believers. We shall die together in front of their very eyes and give them something to be haunted by. Come with me and be immortal" ... 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.
Sigh.
It has been quite years since I last saw this film. I had forgotten how much that I enjoy it, but after my viewing last night my great impression of this film is still intact.

Virginia Madson gives a great performance and Tony Todd is well Tony Todd. A damn fine performer who is a highly underated actor in my opinion.

This honestly is one of the better Clive Barker adaptions in my book. Very well done and the directing in awesome. The actors are all above average in there performances. There are a few scenes with some decent gore, but the movie relays more on tension and suspense to keep you caught up.

Phillip Glass's score is another thing that adds so much to this film. Glass a briliant composeur who has done several other films add's a menace to the music that accompanies the scenes.

Overall a way above average horror flick. And one that I would highly recomend you check out if you haven't allready seen it. And anyhow its allways cool to see ol Ted Raimi in a film as well! That makes it that much cooler in my book.
I had forgotten that this film is actually a really good horror film with a good story. The start of the film is really well paced where you get to know the characters and the overall plot of the film. I think towards the end it's gets a little stale and rushes to find an ending but overall it was frightening and enjoyable.
"HELLBOY" comes out today. looks good i want to see it.
Tony Timpone of Fangoria magazine claims that Candyman is "the scariest film since The Silence of the Lambs." I do not agree with him. Not only is it much scarier than Silence, but I can't remember a film quite so creepy. Perhaps Nightmare on Elm Street. And Wes Craven's New Nightmare, although this was released a few years later. Candyman is one of the scariest movie characters, and he has made this movie a horror classic. Clive Barker, of Hellraiser fame, wrote the story for which this film was based, and g-damn is it weird. It spawned two sequels, but neither live up to the original's glory. This film does for mirrors what Psycho did for showers (I love using that cliche).

If you like Candyman, then you might also like...
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984) - In the dreams of his victims, a specteral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him. - IMDB
- Scream (Wes Craven, 1996) - A psychopathic serial killer is stalking a group of teens just like in the movies! - IMDB
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Clive Barker is a genius, and although this movie never got popular, it was well made. The storyline was amazing, and the acting was good. But let me warn you: The actors are some of the ugliest bunch of assholes I've ever seen in my life, and it almost nauseating to watch them. Other than that, everything was placed well. Alot of people don't have a clue of the "ghetto" life, and this movie will only scare people into staying as far away from the projects as possible. The gore was that of classic Barker flicks, not as much as Hellraiser, but enough to give you that same punch. All the effects were up to date, and the overall story leaves you to almost weep at the thought of saying Candyman in the dark, and experiencing his presence. I don't watch this movie often because of the intensity of the concept, it is just that one movie that no matter how many times I watch it, it still leaves me paranoid in the dark.