I watched Candyman as part of the 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge.


Director Bernard Rose’s 1992 film Candyman, based on a Clive Barker short story, stars Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd.

This was my first viewing of Candyman. I’m not sure how I missed out on seeing it the first time around in the early 90s, since I love scary movies and especially as I spent a fair amount of time obsessed with and reading about urban legends at that time. I really like Virginia Madsen and she’s good here as a PhD candidate determined to get the story for her thesis even if it means a trip to the projects.

I wouldn’t say the movie scared me, but it is pretty damn freaky and just… Well… weird. I liked it.