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Candyman

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Candyman

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa Williams
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C+

This grisly little shocker (from an even creepier short story by executive producer Clive Barker) is actually pretty realistic for a horror flick. It concerns a demonic boogeyman who stalks the halls of notorious Chicago housing project Cabrini Green and features top-flight performances by Madsen and Vanessa Williams (the one who’s not the ex-Miss America). Candyman is a bit poky, though: Horror mavens may check out before the gore hits the fan, and the squeamish will bail when it does. Not for fans of the Sammy Davis Jr. song. C+

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