This movie rules period! At first I wasn't very certain about this movie considering its title but one day I finally sat down and gave it a chance and you know what I'm glad I did.
The first things that really stand out is the freaky music which is both creepy and hauntingly beautiful thanks to composer Philip Glass who sets the mood for the movie and the setting which takes place mostly in the projects of Cabrini Green which serve as an interesting stage for this bloody tale. The performances of the leads are amazing especially Tony Todd who brings the title character to life using his deep voice to to chill the bones of the audience right to the core. Virginia Madsen who plays Helen does a great job of convincing of portraying an at first confident young woman who is suddenly plunged into a spiral of murder and madness. There is some lovely gore with people getting "split from groin to gullet" which probably hurts like hell if I may add so fans of blood and guts rejoice!
The film was well received when it was released and had spawned two sequels Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and Candyman: Day of the Dead both with Todd reprising his role although the quality of these films deteriorated with each. The role of Candyman helped Tony Todd gain the status he has today in the horror community and film in general. I had heard that there is the chance of a fourth film which will be set in New Zealand at an all girls college whether it will ever be made is unknown as of now but we can only hope.
So it goes without saying that I strongly recommend that you check this film out because once you start watching it your gonna be hooked till the end credits.
Thank you for reading stay tuned next time as we looked at a film filled with plastic terror titled Pin. Till next time everyone!