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"They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What's blood for, if not for shedding?"
The Candyman
Title: Candyman
Directed by: Bernard Rose
Written by: Bernard Rose; Clive Barker
Produced by: Clive Barker; Steve Golin; Alan Poul; Sigurjon Sighvatsson
Music by: Philip Glass
Cinematography: Anthony B. Richmond
Edited by: Dan Rae
Distributed by: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment; Propaganda Films; TriStar Pictures
Released: October 16th, 1992
Rating: R
Running time: 99 min. (1 hr. 39 min.)
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $8,000,000
Gross: $25,792,310 (USA) [1]
Next: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

Candyman is an American horror film of the slasher sub-genre. It was directed by Bernard Rose and based on the 1985 short story, "The Forbidden" by famed horror author Clive Barker. The story appeared as the first vignette in volume 5 of Barker's anthology series "Books of Blood". Candyman proved successful enough to spawn two sequels, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh in 1995 and the 1999 direct-to-video movie Candyman: Day of the Dead. The eponymous villain of the series is Daniel Robitaille, aka, the Candyman - the ghost of a Louisiana slave who can be called into existence any time someone speaks the name "Candyman" five times in front of a mirror. College student Helen Lyle and her friend Bernie Walsh uncover the secret of the Candyman while exploring the haunted corridors of the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • The tagline for this film is "We dare you to say his name five times!"

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