Masters of Terror 2020: Stephen King's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stephen King’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Candyman

A university student writing her thesis on local urban legends meddles with a dangerous ghost.
Kinky
Horror for Beginners
United States
1992
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Ghost Film
Legend Film
Cultist Film
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Legend: 
Urban Legend
Object: 
Mirror
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist
Telepathist
7.04
Worth watching five times!
6
6
7.04
6
3
4
4
Ambiance
Pace
Plot
Candyman, like Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser, is a borderline slasher begging for a franchise as prolific as its cousins. The intricate ghost featured is straight from the mind of Clive Barker, so we’re in good hands. He is patient, collected, dominant, but he’s out to get you despite his passive behavior. He has a hook for a hand and his M.O. is the same as Bloody Mary’s, curiously.
There is no humor in this but there is gore. It is sad as much as it scary. The character arcs are tragic and the ambiance deliberately depressing; supported by a divine score that sends chills down your spine. Most other slashers had a simpler sonata, so Candyman is by default designated as the elegant type of villain, like Pinhead. The movie is minimalist but dense with authentic scares.
The actors are convincing. The neighborhood most of the action takes place in is genuinely creepy. A whole other film could spawn off the layering of its inhabitants and the way they treat the legend. This script is obviously well-polished and created in a way to kindle rare emotions in its viewer. This is the kind of horror that comes to you with no solution, no hope, and no end in sight...
Alternate Titles: 
Clive Barker's Candyman
My Movie Reviews

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My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
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