Thursday, 12 May 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 154: Thu Jun 2

Candyman (Rose, 1992): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm


This film screens (35mm) in the Cult strand and can also be seen on June 5th. Details here.

Time Out review:
This faithful, scary and visually imaginative adaptation of Clive Barker's story 'The Forbidden' casts Virginia Madsen as a Chicago doctoral student researching an urban myth about a hook-handed killer called Candyman. A series of murders in the city's run-down projects are linked with stories about a figure who appears when you say his name five times in front of a mirror. But are the frightened residents and elaborate graffiti proof that Candyman exists, or simply evidence of their wish to believe in the bogeyman? Following up on Paperhouse, Bernard Rose stages the suspense and horror with skill and panache, making this one of the best sustained horror movies for some years.
Nigel Floyd

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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