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- "They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What's blood for, if not for shedding?"
- ―The 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|
|Running time:||99 min. (1 hr. 39 min.)|
|Gross:||$25,792,310 (USA) |
|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.
|Virginia Madsen||Helen Lyle|
|Tony Todd||Daniel Robitaille/The Candyman|
|Xander Berkeley||Trevor Lyle|
|Kasi Lemmons||Bernadette Walsh|
|Vanessa Williams||Anne-Marie McCoy|
|Lisa Ann Poggi||Diane|
|Barbara Alston||Henrietta Mosely|
|Sarina Grant||Kitty Culver|
|Latesha Martin||Baby Anthony|
|Lanesha Martin||Baby Anthony|
|Michael Culkin||Professor Philip Purcell|
|Bernard Rose||Archie Walsh|
|Glenda Starr Kelly||Crying mother|
|Kenneth A. Brown||Castrated boy|
|Caesar Brown||Tough guy|
|Terrence Riggins||Gang leader|
|Gilbert Lewis||Detective Frank Valento|
|Mika Quintard||TV reporter|
|Doug MacHugh||1st orderly|
|Carol Harris||2nd orderly|
|Stanley DeSantis||Doctor Burke|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The tagline for this film is "We dare you to say his name five times!"
- Candyman was first released to DVD on September 9th, 1998 by Columbia Pictures & Tristar. The Special Edition DVD was released by Sony Pictures on August 17th, 2004.
See also Edit
- Candyman films
- Candyman characters
- Candyman cast & crew
- Candyman image gallery
- Candyman image category
- Candyman miscellaneous
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