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10 5 12.20%
9.5 7 17.07%
9 10 24.39%
8.5 5 12.20%
8 6 14.63%
7.5 3 7.32%
7 1 2.44%
6.5 1 2.44%
6 1 2.44%
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5 2 4.88%
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:04 AM   #1
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Rate Comment on Candyman (1992)

Here is one we left out. One of the best the 90's had to offer IMO.

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Old 05-18-2011, 05:16 AM   #2
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In my opinion, THE best horror film of the 90s.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:59 AM   #3
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Easily one of the best horrors of the 90's with a (genre)star making performance by Tony Todd and possibly Virginia Madsen's best screen performance.Great score by Phillip Glass and top flight cinematography.9.5.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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In terms of writing and acting, you can't ask for much more. It's a solid, consistent film with only a few small moments which are lacking. For me, Trevor's urban legends lecture was one.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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Just watched this one again recently and it still managed to scare me. I still won't say 'Candyman' 5 times. Gritty and disturbing. Interesting to note that the Cabrini Green projects were also the setting for the sitcom "Good Times." Maybe that's how the dad on that show really died!
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:23 PM   #6
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9. Still one of the very few times that I have been genuinely frightened and unsettled watching a film in the theater.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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A 7 for me. And not on the merits of the film. Its strongly written, directed &, for the most part acted. There are definitely some suspenseful moments and the film does a great job of creating its own unique universe. Its just not a film that I really enjoy as much as I should.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:08 PM   #8
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candyman is fantastic. i love the score and the setting, the mirroring between the upper class apartment building and cabrini green, and the acting is actually really good, maybe with the exception of the young mother in cabrini green. again, barker is able to set up a very complex and original mythology within a vague slasher template.

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Old 05-18-2011, 05:12 PM   #9
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One of the best horror films - and one of the last.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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9.5 for me. Easily the best horror film of the 90s and one of my all-time favorites. Every aspect of the film is so well conceived that I can't believe Bernard Rose hasn't had a more impressive career. And as much as I hate Glass's score for Browning's Dracula, his work here is up there with the best the genre has to offer. I listen to the soundtrack CD frequently in October.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #11
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8 out of 10 for me. Have never seen any of the sequels. Will there be a 20th anniversary edition release next year?
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #12
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Wow, crazy love!

By the time I got to see the first film, expectations were set too high. Everyone raved about it being the scariest film ever, I'll shit myself, blah blah blah. I found it to be good, but very over-rated compared to all I had heard. I like it much more now without any expectations, but can't give it any higher than an 8.

I'm saying Candyman in the mirror right now! Up to about 20 and the motherfucker ain't shown up yet.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:06 PM   #13
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The only time I saw Candyman was in the theater back in 92. I honestly can't remember how much I enjoyed it but I can say that Tony Todd is a very friendly and cordial man. I met him at a Fangoria convention in the 90's and he signed autographs and took photos.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:47 PM   #14
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I have all three of the Candyman films & I still like the first one over the others it's just got a magic to it that as much as they tried couldn't recapture in the sequels.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:15 PM   #15
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I have all three of the Candyman films & I still like the first one over the others it's just got a magic to it that as much as they tried couldn't recapture in the sequels.
i enjoy the second one, but the third one (i recall, from my single viewing long long ago) was pretty dismal.
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