Candyman finally becomes the centre of his own story in Nia DaCosta's take on the urban legend with a descent into madness from Yahya Abdul-Mateen II worthy of Rosemary's Baby.
That Shelf wants to send you and a friend to an advance screening of CANDYMAN in Toronto!
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (Bill Condon, 1995) – After the explosion of rubbery VHS horror in the 1980s, the 90s was a rough decade for the genre. The slasher icons were worn out, the biggest horror trend was adding a sense of irony that diluted genuine scares, and the direct-to-video market crossed the line […]
and Brandon Bastaldo close out the 2012 Toronto After Dark Film Festival with looks at some of the other films they saw over the past week, including Citadel, Sushi Girl, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, My Amityville Horror, and Game of Werewolves!
The Final Destination series of films have officially become the movie-going equivalent of the tuxedo T-shirt. The first time you see it you say to yourself, "That's a really clever subversion of my expectations at this party." But after a while you begin to wonder just how long this gag is going to be milked because it really stopped being amusing several years ago. Final Destination 5 is an atrocious mess, but it is admittedly barely better than the last installment.