FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE...beware yon spoilers!

Nov 29, 2009

23:45 - Candyman

2 comments:

MaxTheSilent said...

Oohhh, I love CANDYMAN. One of the only about five good horror movies to come out in the nineties.

And Ms. Madsen should have gotten an Oscar nomination for it.

rikp said...

I found that movie very tragic. It's not like she's doing anything bad, she's just curious. And it's somewhat Hitchcockian in the sense that she's accused of horrific crimes that she didn't do, but in this case she can't prove she didn't do them because they were done by a supernatural being. And her husband's cheating on her. And then her best friend is brutally murdered in front of her and she's accused of it. And then she burns to death. In this case the "final girl" doesn't vanquish the villain and get out alive, she *becomes* the very thing she's been trying to destroy. Very tragic.