Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Ted Raimi
Format Used: Blockbuster DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
Clive Barker's Candyman (USA) (complete title)
College student decides to write a paper on local legends and myths and picks the scariest one of all, Candyman. The legend
of a ghost that appears and kills you if you say his name five times in a mirror. Ignoring all the warnings she pokes her
nose and comes out with a terror after her. Neither she or her friends are safe and the Police thinks she's gone nuts.
For a basic rip off of the real Bloody Mary legend this isn't bad, Tony Todd makes one scary killer and the first African
American killer in Slasher movie history like Mary Jane was the first girl Slasher. But I had a problem with the climax of
the film without giving it away it was kind of empty, I think it left something very important out. But that's just me.
I agree with Zedd yet again and only like to mention that the emptiness of the climax bugged me more then it did Zedd. So
for me I will have to give Candy slightly lower grade, 6 STARS.
ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ EFFECTS (Impressive effects.)
+ TONY TODD (He was the best part of this.)
+ STORY (For a basic rip-off of a real legend, not bad.)
ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):
- CLIMAX (Without giving anything away, we both felt it left something out, something important.)
- FAN BASED (If you aren't big on slasher films, then this isn't for you.)