R | | Horror, Thriller
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Philip Glass was asked by Director Bernard Rose to compose a score for this film. Glass accepted and wrote a "gothic" score for chorus and pipe organ. The final version of the film was a disappointment to Glass. He felt that he had been manipulated. What was presented to him as a low budget independent project with creative integrity, became (in his opinion) a low budget Hollywood slasher flick. As a result, Glass witheld his consent for the release of the recordings of the score for years, until 2001.
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.
When Helen goes back to save the baby she originally has on black shoes but when she climbs through the wall, her shoes are blue.
German VHS-Tape rated "not under 18" is fully uncut, including a different much gorier version of the psychologist death than the R-Rated Cut.
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