Candyman 1992

Critics score:
71 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: The film's spooky atmosphere is accentuated by Anthony B. Richmond's cinematography and Philip Glass's score. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: 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. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: What I liked was a horror movie that was scaring me with ideas and gore, instead of simply with gore. Read more

Time Out: One of the best sustained horror movies for some years. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Candyman is an uppper-register horror item that delivers the requisite shocks and gore but doesn't cheat or cop out. Read more

Richard Harrington, Washington Post: 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. Read more