Events for February 1st, 2013
Directed by Bernard Rose. US. 1992. R. 99 min. Sony. 35mm.
- Fri, Feb 1, 9:45 pm
“When ”Candyman” (directed by the visionary Bernard Rose, who was responsible for 1988′s Paperhouse) was released in late 1992, it became a surprise darkhorse smash and damn near stole “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” thunder on the pages of Fangoria. Helen Lyle (played with consummate early-’90s sexiness by Virginia Madsen) is a Chicago grad student working with a colleague on a thesis about modern urban legends and how disenfranchised minorities use them as a detachment strategy to absolve themselves, supposedly, of their own responsibility in the creation of their dire situation. Before long, she uncovers the Candyman myth, which centers around the notorious Cabrini-Green complex (literally, a modern-day forbidden turret). More»