Candyman – Horror Movie Marathon – Monster Horror

Candyman

Movie: Candyman
Monster: Immortal crazed killer
Year: 1992
Rating: R

The Story, in a nutshell: A graduate student is sucked into the urban legend of Candyman, who terrorizes a local housing project.

Reason it’s awesome: I’ve had a fascination with urban legends since I was a kid, so a horror film focused on them in a scholarly way is really interesting. And, like Freaks from earlier this month where the “normal” people are the monsters, I find it amusing that the educated white woman ends up as the dangerous one.

Added bonus: the score is by awesome American composer Philip Glass!

Humor level: 1/5
Violence level: 4/5
Scary level: 3/5

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