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Candyman (1992)

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A children's ghost story comes to terrifying life in this gut-wrenching thriller about a graduate student whose research into modern folklore summons the spirit of the dead. Helen Lyle laughs when she interviews college freshmen about their superstitions. But when she hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for this thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site of a brutal murder, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist... until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, tragic slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and they charge Helen with the grisly crimes. Only one person can set her free: CANDYMAN.


  • Virginia Madsen
  • Tony Todd
  • Xander Berkeley
  • Kasi Lemmons
  • Vanessa Williams
  • DeJuan Guy
  • Marianna Elliott
  • Ted Raimi
  • Ria Pavia
  • Mark Daniels

Did You Know?


  • Virginia Madsen is allergic to bees, so an ambulance was always on-set while filming the bee sequence.
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  • 64 minutes in, when Helen is having a medical injection, the needle bends on her shoulder.
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    • [Clara asks Billy if he's ever heard of Candyman]
    • Clara: Have you ever heard of Candyman?
    • Billy: No.
    • Clara: Well, his right hand is sawn off, and he has a hook jammed in the bloody stump. And if you look in the mirror... and you say his name five times... he'll appear behind you, breathing down your neck. You want to try it?
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