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Candyman - 2/12/2005 10:46:16 AM   
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It's All Good - 24/8/2006 9:08:34 PM   
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This to me is the perfect horror movie. Why, because it raises the hairs on my neck each time, each scene. From the perfect score to the perfect pace and the hypnotic voice of Tony Todd. I can only describe this as an enchanted fairy story that you will never tell your children before they sleep. Forget the sequels, revisit this as I have every x years and enjoy. D

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- 11/10/2006 5:57:31 PM   
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very good horror movie i watched it for the first time today and i was very impressed by it

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Unsettling, Disturbing And Scary. - 27/2/2011 10:52:45 AM   
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Candyman is all those three words of my title on this review. From the moment it begins to the chilling finale, it's a completly terrifying ride that you would never forget. Recommened.

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- 24/3/2011 6:34:57 PM   
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A classic horror, good story and well acted and shot for a horror.
The idea of candyman is creepy, and disturbing and the mythos of him is fascinating and great to explore but is marred by the alterations in the origin explored in the sequels.
Still good as a stand alone horror tale.

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Brilliant film from start to finsh - 2/1/2012 9:30:21 PM   
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There are so many layers and areas of normal human psychology that Candyman touches on, that you're left wanting to watch it again and again, regardless of the fact that there is something extremely frightening about it.

It gives a real, fleshy and horrific face to racism. By watching the movie (and particularly when you also watch Candyman 2), you see the end result of what racism can do to a person.

And for that aspect alone, it's terrifying, because everyone of us naturally has some measure of racism in us, whether we aknowledge it or not.

Like our own 'true self' emotions and guilt, Candyman is inescapable, he haunts his victims for a long time before finally destroying them.

His story itself, his history - is tragic - like that of The Creation from Frankenstein. Candyman is actually created by monsters - but then he himself is hypocritically branded a 'monster' when he turns against his tormentors, or in this case, their future ancestors.

And in an albeit, brutal, fashion - his own seeming lack of racism is refreshing and frightening at the same time as being something to be proud of.

The fact that he is like a child, calling to the sound of name, only to be denied, is one of the subconsciously sadder aspects of the story.

In all, I'd say once you get past the blood and guts, it's not really a slasher movie at all, it's more of tragic love story, with - in a sense - unrequited love, and of course denied love - which is more brutal than having love and losing it, or having no experience of it whatsoever.

It also has elements of a dark fairytale, as well as passing remarks about the way we live our lives and treat eachother.

And in amongst there, it also goes back to our own emotions torturing us and eventually destroying us if we don't make peace with them and accept their existence and importance. It's hinted at a few times in the movie, particular the first one, that Candyman is really a hallucination in Helen - the central characte

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RE: Brilliant film from start to finsh - 2/1/2012 9:35:32 PM   
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And in amongst there, it also goes back to our own emotions torturing us and eventually destroying us if we don't make peace with them and accept their existence and importance. It's hinted at a few times in the movie, particular the first one, that Candyman is really a hallucination in Helen - the central character - brought about by a kind of nervous breakdown, which is caused by a lack of emotional connection to the husband she loves, and she knows is having an affair with one his students at college.


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RE: Brilliant film from start to finsh - 3/1/2012 1:31:06 AM   
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I've always liked the view point that Candyman maybe a figment of Helens imagination and that she in fact committed the murders. Though I think the scene with the psychiatrist breaks that theory. This is a top class film and much under rated in some quarters. The short story it is based on by Clive Barker (The Forbidden) is fantastic too and well worth a read.

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