CandyMan is now used beside the likes of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Kruegar in terms of characters and has became a horror icon. This i do NOT agree with, CandyMan is not your avarage horror or slasher film, it really is a modern day classic horror.
Being skillfully directed and excellently shot (seeing some great camera work throughout) the film supports a decent cast, in particular Tony Todd who is outstanding as the Candyman.
Amazingly, the film has music composed by none-other than Philip Glass, aiding in the extremely eery feeling and atmosphere that the movie drags you into. The music of CandyMan will be burned in your head for months after watching this film and as for the film itself, its not exatly going to be an experience you'll forget lightly.
The film is now over 10 years old and is still holding strong in quality as well as standing out above modern competition as well as the films of its own time. CGI effects that were used were done so in a way that wouldn't be looked back on and seen as outdated, thereby holding its integrity as a shockingly atmospheric horror.
Unlike many other 'horror' films that this film is grouped with, CandyMan is also a scary film, which these days is a very rare thing to come by. In all the "100 best horror movies" "50 scariest movies ever" (most probably on channel 4) programmes, CandyMan has always been listed high up, and for good reason.
This special edition dvd is also a brilliant release of the classic movie, housing some intriguing extras as well as a brilliant documentary on the film that, unlike alot of documentarys on special edition dvds, is actually very interesting.
Id recommend this to any fan of horror and/or cinema in general, its not just a great horror movie, its a top-notch film!