Candyman

Candyman

A FILM BY: Bernard Rose
WRITTEN BY: Clive Barker (based on "The Forbidden" by), Bernard Rose
STARRING: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd

The only Clive Barker adaptation to feature a score by Philip Glass, CANDYMAN's remarkable craft, as well as its odd mixture of baroque horror and academic camp, set it apart from the vast majority American horror cinema in the early 90s, an oasis of style and confrontational imagery amidst hoards of late franchise entries. While researching the connection between a series of murders around the Cabrini-Green housing project and a local myth involving the vengeful spirit of a brutally murdered African-American painter (played with terrifying and tragic grandeur by an impossibly sexy Tony Todd), Chicago graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) inadvertently awakens the spirit of Todd's Candyman and sets off a cycle of stomach-churning and beautifully art directed violence. 25 years on, CANDYMAN remains one of the great horror films of its era, as well as essential time capsule of Chicago in the late 20th Century.

Presented by The Front Row

Technical Information

Production Year: 1992
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 104 mins
Format: 35mm