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Candyman
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Bernard Rose


Folklorics graduate student Helen Lyle's (Virginia Madsen) thesis research leads her into the urban underworld of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing projects, whose residents are genuinely terrified of "Candyman" (Tony Todd), a legendary figure with a hook for a hand. Skeptical, she "summons" him in front of a mirror and discovers with horror that he's real and wants her to join him in his "mythic" world; when she refuses, he murders those in her wake, leaving her to be charged with the crimes. She tries to explain who the real culprit is, but her efforts fail, and authorities commit her to a mental hospital. This taut horror thriller is based on "The Forbidden," by Clive Barker, who also executive-produced.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 99 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1992

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English, French

SUBTITLES - English, French, Portuguese

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Keep Case

Widescreen - 1.85

Audio:

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Director

Bernard Rose

Producer

Alan Poul

Producer

Steve Golin

Screenwriter

Bernard Rose

Star(s)

Kasi Lemmons

Star(s)

Tony Todd

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Press

"...The imagination of Clive Barker is authentically strange....[Madsen is] enterprising..."

- Janet Maslin, New York Times

"...The Candyman cometh, and terror fans rejoice. Finally, a modern-day bogeyman who pierces the psyche..."

- Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today

 

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