History YMMV / Candyman

22nd Apr '16 10:04:43 PM MikeW
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* EnforcedMethodActing: For the scenes where Helen is put under Candyman's spell, director Bernard Rose had Viriginia Madsen hypnotized and implanted with a trigger he could use on set to put her under. Thus, Helen's tranced looks are totally for real as Madsen said in interviews she had no full knowledge of the shoot happening around her.
25th Nov '15 10:12:34 AM Scoutstr295
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Music/PhilipGlass's ultra-gothic minimalist score, all wordless choirs and pulsing pipe organ, elevates the film from slasher flick to grand tragedy.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Music/PhilipGlass's Philip Glass's ultra-gothic minimalist score, all wordless choirs and pulsing pipe organ, elevates the film from slasher flick to grand tragedy.


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** Some viewers have found Candyman's appearance to be ridiculous. Gene Siskel compared his clothing to a blaxploitation pimp's outfit.
12th Sep '15 4:05:15 PM maxwellsilver
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** Really, everyone who summoned Candyman, or at least after the first victim.

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** Really, everyone who summoned Candyman, or at least after the first victim.victim.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The first two films deal heavily in this.
** ''Candyman'' explores the concept of religion, specifically the idea that Man created God. When a local gang [[spoiler: is exposed committing crimes and violence as "The Candyman",]] the being in question ends up actually showing up to reinforce the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly community's belief in him]] through HumanSacrifice. The Candyman's lair resembles a decaying, moulded church and he sleeps on a concrete bed reminiscent of an Altar. It overlaps with SmiteMeOMightySmiter, given that stupid people keep activating the summoning ritual in an effort to prove Candyman doesn't exist. It doesn't end well.
** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as New Orleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster.]] This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.
8th Sep '15 8:31:37 PM Homemaderat
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* BrokenBase: A mix because the three films all kind of go about it differently. To the point the different styles have different qualities to different people.
4th Feb '15 11:55:01 PM Patachou
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Philip Glass's ultra-gothic minimalist score, all wordless choirs and pulsing pipe organ, elevates the film from slasher flick to grand tragedy.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Philip Glass's Music/PhilipGlass's ultra-gothic minimalist score, all wordless choirs and pulsing pipe organ, elevates the film from slasher flick to grand tragedy.



* SpiritualLicensee: The first film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a Creator/StanleyKubrick horror film such as ''Film/TheShining'' with elements of Creator/DavidLynch. What further helps is that the music by Philip Glass can be considered to be reminiscent of Wendy Carlos's electronically musical work (Carlos had worked with Kubrick on films ''The Shining'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'').

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* SpiritualLicensee: The first film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a Creator/StanleyKubrick horror film such as ''Film/TheShining'' with elements of Creator/DavidLynch. What further helps is that the music by Philip Glass can be considered to be reminiscent of Wendy Carlos's Music/WendyCarlos's electronically musical work (Carlos had worked with Kubrick on films ''The Shining'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'').
11th Jan '15 5:52:30 PM maxwellsilver
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* SpiritualLicensee: The first film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a Creator/StanleyKubrick horror film such as ''Film/TheShining'' with elements of Creator/DavidLynch. What further helps is that the music by Philip Glass can be considered to be a reminiscent of Wendy Carlos' electronically musical work (Carlos had worked with Kubrick on films ''The Shining'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'').

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* SpiritualLicensee: The first film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a Creator/StanleyKubrick horror film such as ''Film/TheShining'' with elements of Creator/DavidLynch. What further helps is that the music by Philip Glass can be considered to be a reminiscent of Wendy Carlos' Carlos's electronically musical work (Carlos had worked with Kubrick on films ''The Shining'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'').



** Really, everyone who summoned Candyman.

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** Really, everyone who summoned Candyman.Candyman, or at least after the first victim.
9th Jan '15 8:31:54 PM maxwellsilver
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** She thought that the killer was still in there, and a woman was being threatened, if not slaughtered right there and then. Which is worse? Be implicated for murder or become a victim?

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** She thought that the killer was still in there, and a woman was being threatened, if not slaughtered right there and then. Which is worse? Be implicated for murder or become a victim?victim?
** Really, everyone who summoned Candyman.
30th Dec '14 9:49:00 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* SpiritualLicensee: The first film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a Creator/StanleyKubrick horror film such as ''Film/TheShining'' with elements of Creator/DavidLynch. What further helps is that the music by Philip Glass can be considered to be a reminiscent of Wendy Carlos' electronically musical work (Carlos had worked with Kubrick on films ''The Shining'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'').
1st Sep '14 5:41:55 PM Gregzilla
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* {{Sequelitis}}: Depends on how much you liked the first film, but the others pretty much abandon the more interesting metaphysical observations on the power of urban myth from the original.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Depends on how much you liked the first film, but the others pretty much abandon the more interesting metaphysical observations on the power of urban myth from the original.
25th Oct '11 12:40:35 AM Antwan
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* {{Narm}}: Candyman showing up and pulling that asylum doctor ''through a window''. There's also Helen taking this opportunity to walk along the outcropping outside, signal a nurse to let her in, and promptly knock her out to steal her outfit.
** "We hear you're lookin' for Candyman, bitch."
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