A film by Bernard Rose

USA, UK, 1992, 96'

Helen Lyle, a student interested in urban legends, learns of the Candyman myth - a serial killer with a hook for a hand, who is summoned by saying his name five times in front of a mirror. Helen decides to visit the places where, according to rumours, he makes his appearances. This proximity to the killer unleashes a series of horrendous murders. Adapted from the tale “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker about the inequalities of the British class system in his hometown of Liverpool. Fellow countryman, Bernard Rose, adapts it to modern Chicago and creates a supernatural supervillain that Tony Todd's performance would make iconic. Particular mention to the soundtrack by Philip Glass.


DIRECTOR Bernard Rose SCRIPT  Bernard Rose, Clive Barker PRODUCER Alan Poul, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Steve Golin CAST Vanessa Williams, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd LANGUAGE English SALES Park Circus

Bernard Rose

Director "Candyman"
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