Candyman Movie Review Summary

Actors: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams

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Based on a Clive Barker novel, CANDYMAN is a movie written and directed by Bernard Rose in 1992. More than ten years after its release, this film stays as one of the smartest horror movies of the 90's.
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Helen Lyle is writing a thesis about urban legends. Soon, after several interviews, she remarks that the figure of a black man with a hook, Candyman, is regularly mentioned by the people she talks to. According to everybody, Candyman lives in a building situated in the most dangerous area of the city. There, she will make the acquaintance of a mysterious black man who's got the power to hypnotize her. As bloody murders seem to follow Helen's paths, the police begins to suspect her. And Candyman is deliberately implicating Helen in his violent killings.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   mad guy with knife likes to slice

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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