Candyman

Candyman (1992)

Genres - Drama, Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Ghost Film, Psychological Thriller Film, Slasher Film  |   Release Date - Oct 16, 1992  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Candyman is a 1992 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, and produced by Clive Barker and Steve Golin, based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker, though the film's scenario is switched from England to the Cabrini–Green public housing development on Chicago's Near North Side. It stars Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, and Xander Berkeley. The plot follows a graduate student (Madsen) completing a thesis on urban legends who encounters the legend of "Candyman" (Todd), an artist and son of a slave who had had his hand severed and was then murdered.

It was released theatrically by TriStar and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment on 16 October 1992. It has a 69% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which called it a "nuanced, effectively chilling tale". It grossed over $25 million over an $8 million budget.

Candyman spawned two sequels, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and Candyman: Day of the Dead, neither of which performed critically and commercially as well as Candyman.

Movie Info

Budget

$6,000,000

Box Office

$25,795,897

Tags

Belief, Cult, Dark, Evil, Film Based On Literature, Ghost, Hook For A Hand, Housing Project, Mirror, Summoning, Supernatural/Monsters, Urban Decay, Urban Legend, Violent

Attributes

Filming Location: Chicago
Narrative Location: Chicago
Subject: intercultural relationship, racism in the United States, revenge, serial killer, supernatural, urban legend
Time Period: 1990s

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Bitininkas
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Candyman
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Candyman - Le spectre maléfique
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Candyman - Terrore dietro lo specchio
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Candyman 1
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Candyman, el dominio de la mente
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Candyman, El Dominio de la Mente
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Candyman: el dominio de la mente
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Candyman: El dominio de la mente
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Candymans Fluch
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Clive Barker's Candyman
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Kampókéz
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O Assassino em Série
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O Mistério de Candyman
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Şeker Adamın Laneti
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Slatkišar
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Κάντιμαν
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Кендимен
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Кондитер
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腥風怒吼
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追命傳說
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