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Helen Lyle is writing a paper on urban legends when she hears about the Candyman, who was once an ex-slave-turned-artist name Daniel Robitaille, who had an affair his client's daughter. Robitaille's right hand was sawn off, he was covered in honey, and stung to death by bees. If anyone says the word "Candyman" five times in a mirror, he'll appear behind that person, a bloody hook as a replacement for his hand, and kill him. A series of unsolved murders is happening in the Cabrini Green projects and Helen is using this to help with her paper. The residents say the Candyman is to blame, but Helen doesn't believe it. Until she meets the man with a hook for a hand. Now, he's begun to murder her friends and no one believes her. Can Helen clear her name and stop the Candyman from killing anyone else?
We Dare You To Say His Name Five Times!
Also Known As:
Clive Barker's Candyman
Release Date: October 16, 1992
Runtime: 99 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sound: Dolby SR
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Buried.com Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence and gore.
Virginia Madsen ...Helen Lyle
Tony Todd ...The Candyman / Daniel Robitaille
Xander Berkeley ...Trevor Lyle
Kasi Lemmons ...Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh
Vanessa Williams ...Anne-Marie McCoy
DeJuan Guy ...Jake
Marianna Elliott ...Clara (as Marianna Eliott)
Ted Raimi ...Billy
Ria Pavia ...Monica
Mark Daniels ...Student
Lisa Ann Poggi ...Diane
Adam Philipson ...Danny
Eric Edwards ...Harold
Carolyn Lowery ...Stacey
Barbara Alston ...Henrietta Mosely
Sarina C. Grant ...Kitty Culver (as Sarina Grant)
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
Rusty Schwimmer ...Policewoman
Baxter Harris ...Detective
John Rensenhouse ...Attorney
Mika Quintard ...T.V. Reporter
Doug MacHugh ...1st Orderly
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Candyman Horror Film Trailer 1
"STATE OF INDEPENDENCE"
More Movie Taglines:
- We Dare You To Say His Name Five Times!
- You don't have to believe... just beware.
- Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman... Don't Say Again!
- From The Chilling Imagination Of Clive Barker.
- Claire: If you look in the mirror and you say his name 5 times, he'll appear behind you breathing down your neck
[first lines] Candyman: They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What's blood for, if not for shedding?
Candyman: [to Helen Lyle] You are not content with the stories, so I was obliged to come.
Helen Lyle: What's the matter, Trevor? Scared of something?
Candyman: I am the writing on the wall, the whisper in the classroom! Without these things, I am nothing. So now, I must shed innocent blood. COME WITH ME!
- There is a Guy Fawkes mask hanging next to Helen's bathroom mirror. Fawkes is an infamous figure in English history (an influence from Clive Barker's original story perhaps), who attempted to blow up the English Parliament on November 5, 1605. Every year the British celebrate Guy Fawkes Day by lighting bonfires and burning Fawkes in effigy.
Virginia Madsen claims that she was hypnotized for some of the film's scenes.
"Sweets to the Sweet" which is written on the walls in two areas of Cabrini Green is actually a line from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Virginia Madsen is allergic to bees, so an ambulance was always on set while filming the bee sequence.
Real bees were actually put into Tony Todd's mouth while they where shooting the climax. His only protection was a mouth guard that kept him from having the bees go down his throat.
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Rating: 7.5 out of 10.0 - 74 votes cast total