Ty Burr
March 19, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

Candyman

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa Williams
genre
Horror

We gave it an C+

This grisly little shocker (from an even creepier short story by executive producer Clive Barker) is actually pretty realistic for a horror flick. It concerns a demonic boogeyman who stalks the halls of notorious Chicago housing project Cabrini Green and features top-flight performances by Madsen and Vanessa Williams (the one who’s not the ex-Miss America). Candyman is a bit poky, though: Horror mavens may check out before the gore hits the fan, and the squeamish will bail when it does. Not for fans of the Sammy Davis Jr. song. C+

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