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The only Clive Barker adaptation to feature a score by Philip Glass, CANDYMAN's remarkable craft, as well as its odd mixture of baroque horror and academic camp, set it apart from the vast majority American horror cinema in the early 90s, an oasis of style and confrontational imagery amidst hoards of late franchise entries. While researching the connection between a series of murders around the Cabrini-Green housing project and a local myth involving the vengeful spirit of a brutally murdered African-American painter (played with terrifying and tragic grandeur by an impossibly sexy Tony Todd), Chicago graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) inadvertently awakens the spirit of Todd's Candyman and sets off a cycle of stomach-churning and beautifully art directed violence. 25 years on, CANDYMAN remains one of the great horror films of its era, as well as essential time capsule of Chicago in the late 20th Century.