10,000 BC

Candyman (1992)
"We Dare You To Say His Name Five Times! "
Virginia Madsen Helen Lyle
Tony Todd The Candyman
Xander Berkeley Trevor Lyle
Kasi Lemmons Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh
Vanessa Williams Anne-Marie McCoy
DeJuan Guy Jake
Carolyn Lowery Stacey
Barbara Alston Henrietta Mosely
Sarina C. Grant Kitty Culver
Michael Culkin Professor Philip Purcell
Stanley DeSantis Dr. Burke
Marianna Elliott Clara
Ted Raimi Billy
Ria Pavia Monica
Mark Daniels Student
Lisa Ann Poggi Diane
Adam Philipson Danny
Eric Edwards Harold
Latesha Martin Baby Anthony
Bernard Rose Archie Walsh
Glenda Starr Kelly Crying Mother
Kenneth A. Brown Castrated Boy
Caesar Brown Tough Guy
Terrence Riggins Gang Leader
Gilbert Lewis Detective Frank Valento
Rusty Schwimmer Policewoman
Baxter Harris Detective
John Rensenhouse Attorney
Mika Quintard T.V. Reporter
Doug MacHugh 1st Orderly
Carol Harris 2nd Orderly
Michael Wilhelm Priest
Fred Sanders Cop (uncredited)
Caron Strong Nurse (uncredited)
Producer: Steve Golin,Alan Poul,Sigurjon Sighvatsson
Writer: Clive Barker,Bernard Rose
* * * out of 4.
College student (Virginia Madsen) decides to write a paper on a slave (Tony Todd) who was killed for simply being in love with a white woman. Legend has it if you call out his name several times, he will appear and kill you to avenge his death. Naturally Madsen is disbelieving of this, but Todd starts butchering off all of her friends and framing her in order to make her believe.

This film is so intense and frightening, that when I first saw this on home video with all of the lights on, I actually had to call my mother and get her to come over and comfort me, because this film scared me to death. Tony Todd is perfect in a menacing performance as the villain and Virginia Madsen makes the perfect victim capturing the right balance between terror and disbelief. The myths and legends behind the film are so complex and so fascinating that this film could have gone on for at least another hour and not be one bit overlong. There is plenty of characterization and atmosphere and the settings for the film are very well chosen. However, working somewhat against the film are some of the supporting actors, poor special effects, and an ultra gimmickey ending that feels as though it belongs in another film given the tone and subject matter of this film.

Rated R; Graphic Violence, Profanity, and Brief Nudity.

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Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.4
Musician: Philip Glass
Running time: 99 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-02-17 05:36:31