Director Bernard Rose
Director Bernard Rose
Plot – The young scholar Helen Lyle, researcher at the University of Illinois and wife of anthropology professor Trevor Lyle, is surprised at how deeply rooted the urban myth of Candyman, a legendary black man who is the mysterious author of heinous crimes, is in the minds of many young students. Determined to debunk this myth, she goes to Chicago with her assistant Bernadette Walsh to explore the notorious area of Cabrini Green, a labyrinthine building in extreme degradation. Only poor blacks live there and according to the legend it was the home of a black portrait painter who, a century ago, fell in love with the young woman he was portraying under commission. The girl's father got so angry with the young man that he killed him after having him horribly mutilated and tortured.
All actors – Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams, DeJuan Guy, Marianna Elliott, Ted Raimi, Ria Pavia, Mark Daniels, Lisa Ann Poggi, Adam Philipson, Eric Edwards, Carolyn Lowery, Barbara Alston, Sarina C. Grant, Latesha Martin, Lanesha Martin, Michael Culkin, Bernard Rose, Glenda Starr Kelly, Kenneth A. Brown, Caesar Brown, Terrence Riggins, Gilbert Lewis, Rusty Schwimmer, Baxter Harris, John Rensenhouse, Mika Quintard, Doug MacHugh, Carol Harris, Stanley DeSantis, Diane Peterson, Michael Laren, Fred Sanders, Caron Strongshow all
“Candyman” Quotes 16 quotes
“I am the writing on the wall, the whisper in the classroom. Without these things, I am nothing. So now, I must shed innocent blood. Come with me.”
“They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What's blood for if not for shedding? With my hook for a hand, I'll split you from your groin to your gullet. I came for you.”
“The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear. Our names will be written on a thousand walls. Our crimes told and retold by our faithful believers. We shall die together in front of their very eyes and give them something to be haunted by. Come with me and be immortal.”
“What do the good know except what the bad teach them by their excesses?”
“Your death will be a tale to frighten children, to make lovers cling closer in their rapture. Come with me, and be immortal.”
“- Anne-Marie McCoy: They've all been here, you know? Newspapers, cops, case workers... they all want to know. I heard her screaming. I heard right through the walls. I dialed 911. Nobody came. Nobody came. Everybody scared. He could come right through these walls, you know? I'm scared. Scared for my child. They ain't never goin' to catch him.
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“Why would Danny and Diane both be suffering from the same delusion in two cities over 1,000 miles apart? Let's face it, folks. There are no alligators in the sewers. No, it's... It's around the campfire. It's bedtime stories. See, these stories are modern oral folklore. They are the unselfconscious reflection of the fears of urban society.”