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Candyman (1992)- A Candyman 2021 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Candyman has held up surprisingly well in the 28 years since its original release back in 1992.  The story of an urban legend hook handed boogeyman, played by Tony Todd in a career defining performance and based on a story by Clive Barker, Candyman is a scary, creepy horror . that never lets up.  Director Bernard Rose does a great job keeping the film tightly wound but its the score by composer Philip Glass that helps the film transcends its simple narrative and contributes to this being a truly landmark horror.

Best Bit: Glass’ music

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Hellraiser, The Midnight Meat Train, Nightbreed, Candyman (2021)

9 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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