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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, May 18, 2011.
Here is one we left out. One of the best the 90's had to offer IMO.
In my opinion, THE best horror film of the 90s.
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.
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.
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!
9. Still one of the very few times that I have been genuinely frightened and unsettled watching a film in the theater.
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.
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.
"we hear you're looking for candyman, bitch."
One of the best horror films - and one of the last.
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.
8 out of 10 for me. Have never seen any of the sequels. Will there be a 20th anniversary edition release next year?
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.
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.
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.
What really took me out of watching the third movie was that Tony Todd had a different hair style in number three which totally screwed the continuity of the series.
Really? Because I give the edge to Silence of the Lambs, Dead Alive, and Scream.
Very nice guy in person! I met him at a convention, talked a bit, and got him to sign a Night of the Living Dead photo. He said I was wearing a cool hat.
I gave it a 10. It's one of my all time favorite movies. The score is amazing and changing the setting to Chicago rather than an English town (been awhile since I read the story, so I don't recall what city it originally took place in) was a great move IMO. I eagerly await a blu-ray release.
I've never heard of any of these obscure titles. Are they worth seeking out?