“We dare you to say his name five times.”
Researching urban folklore, a University of Chicago student snoops around the housing projects of Cabrini Green to find more about the legend of the “Candyman,” who supposedly appears (whenever one looks into the mirror and repeats his name five times) to slash his victims with a metal hook. Only after she witnesses the atrocities herself, does she believe he exists. To her horror, he wants her to join him in his afterlife dimension. This unsettling feature is based on a short story by Clive Barker. Starring Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons, Xander Berkeley, Michael Culkin.
“The film’s spooky atmosphere is accentuated by Anthony B. Richmond’s cinematography and Philip Glass’s score.” (New York Times)
“CANDYMAN is an uppper-register horror item that delivers the requisite shocks and gore but doesn’t cheat or cop out.” (Variety)
“What I liked was a horror movie that was scaring me with ideas and gore, instead of simply with gore.” (Roger Ebert)
Friday, April 5
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
CANDYMAN (Bernard Rose, 1992 / 99 mins / 18A) 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.