This isn't half as good as the original, but it's not completely worthless either. It takes the basic idea of the first film and turns it into a more standard gothic horror story, unfortunately losing much of what made the original unique and interesting. I enjoyed the first two acts of this film well enough - not great, but decent - but it stumbles hard towards the end. The additions to Candyman's origin story are dumb as hell, and making…
A pretty decent psychological thriller. It has a very "Lynchian" feel to it, full of dream logic and a sort of existential dread. Much of the characters' behavior doesn't seem rational, which starts to make sense towards the end but I could see it leaving viewers a bit frustrated. It also gets a bit weird, mostly in a good way.
Gyllenhaal is great, the two characters he plays are so similar but very distinct in subtle ways. The film has…
A grad student who is writing her thesis on urban legends learns about the myth of the Candyman, a man with a hook for a hand who haunts a local project and appears when you say his name 5 times in the mirror. She goes to investigate and finds herself in grave danger even before the supernatural stuff starts.
I fucking love this movie. Tony Todd is the shit, the Philip Glass score is incredible, and it's legit scary all…