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First Frightdays: CANDYMAN
September 1 @ 9:15 pm
First Frightdays is a monthly horror showcase of the best new and old horror and suspense films on the first Friday of each month.
“One of the best sustained horror movies for some years.” – Time Out
“A horror movie that was scaring me with ideas and gore, instead of simply with gore.” – Roger Ebert
Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) befriends Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman’s description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real. With a score by Philip Glass.
Dir. Bernard Rose. 1992. 99 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.