For this Thanksgiving holiday, while most of you are thinking about your bellies and eating all the food you can eat today, it is also still considered throwback Thursday. I have been behind schedule posting a weekly entry to my Throwback Thursday movie edition project. Today I am playing catch up by watching some older movies to fulfill my day along with the food. For today, I wanted to watch movies that were a little upbeat and fun and to make sure I am on par with this project, below are the movies I decided to watch for J, K, and L.
Say his name five times in the mirror and turn off the light. Candyman will appear.
So leave it to my brother to take me to see this movie when I was only 11 years old. It was him that got me into all this horror and supernatural movies. So for anyone who has seen this movie, you know how bloody, gory, and terrifying it is. I am 11 years old, in a big theatre, it’s dark, loud surround sound, and me a frightened little kid who had no one to hide under because everyone else in the theatre was afraid too. With each jump scare and spooky music composed by Phillip Glass, I was hyperventilating in the movie theatre. Something that has never happened to me before. I had nightmares for weeks and couldn’t even use the bathroom or look in the mirrors for a while.
Back in 1992, a movie called Candyman, directed by Bernard Rose and written by Clive Barker, hit theatres and with the help of the unknown actor at the time Tony Todd created one of the best horror villain icons still talked about till this day. It has been a long while since I have seen this movie. Does it still have what it takes to scare the crap out of me like the film did before? I wonder if this 24-year-old movie stood the test of time as one of the creepiest films ever made.