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Candyman

We dare you to say his name five times. Based on a chilling story by Clive Barker, Bernard Rose writes & directs the atmospheric & blood-soaked gothic frightfest that launched star Tony Todd into the stratosphere of all-time horror icons. When a skeptical grad student studying urban mythology investigates a murder in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing complex, she discovers the story of a supernatural, hook-handed killer may be more than just legend. Featuring Virginia Madsen, Kasi Lemmons, and Xander Berkeley, plus an astonishing Phillip Glass score, Candyman is a powerful, political piece of filmmaking about class and race, as well as one of the most terrifying cinematic nightmares of the last thirty years.

Candyman is an upper-register horror item that delivers the requisite shocks and gore but doesn’t cheat or cop out.” – Variety

“At its heart, Candyman terrifies because of its ideas. It sinks its horrific foundations very much in the real world of poverty and racial alienation.” – Adam Smith, Empire

“The film’s spooky atmosphere is accentuated by Anthony B. Richmond’s cinematography and Philip Glass’s score. Ms. Madsen’s performance is a lot more enterprising than what the material requires; the same can be said for Mr. Rose’s direction.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Director
Bernard Rose
Writer
Bernard Rose based on The Fordidden by Clive Barkerr
Composer
Philip Glass
Starring
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons
Year
1992
Rated
R
Country
UK/USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
99 minutes

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Fri, February 28
2:00 pm
Candyman

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