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New York Times:
The film's spooky atmosphere is accentuated by Anthony B. Richmond's cinematography and Philip Glass's score.
Like so many post-Val Lewton horror films, this 1992 feature starts out promisingly while the plot is mainly a matter of suggestion, but gradually turns gross and obvious as the meanings become literal and unambiguous.
What I liked was a horror movie that was scaring me with ideas and gore, instead of simply with gore.
Candyman is an uppper-register horror item that delivers the requisite shocks and gore but doesn't cheat or cop out.
Madsen is a much better actress than is usually found in such a role. However, if you don't like splashes of blood or bees swarming out of bodies, you may want to think twice about this one.