Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) review

“Do I believe in the Candyman?  I believe in the myth.” Candyman rocks.  It’s a classic, through and through.  Fine storytelling, depth, great acting, and a stunning score.  It was well received by critics and audiences alike, and made some good bank at the theatre.  A sequel was inevitable.  Unfortunately. Candyman 2 should have been… Read More

New Game Quick Look: Doom (2016)

The original Doom carries about as much weight as it’s possible for a game to carry.  Uttering its name conjures up raging MIDI metal, the groans and growls of the undead, chainsaws and shotguns, and cyber horror demons.  It’s as important as any game, and it’s inspired decades of new maps, mods, countless imitators, and… Read More

Classic Horror Game Recommendation #1: Alone in the Dark (1992)

If all you know about Alone in the Dark is the execrable 2005 Uwe Boll film,  I know this will be difficult given what a toxic atrocity that movie is, but trust me: 1992s Alone in the Dark is a wonderful, scary, atmospheric classic that shares nothing with the film other the title and character names.  If… Read More

Candyman (1992) Review

Candyman, Candyman – what are you, Candyman?  Are you  a slasher?  A thriller?  A post-modern mediation on storytelling complete with Koyaanisqatsi-like helicopter shots of macro life and a Philip Glass score?  The truth is, it’s all of these things, and that’s what makes this film so great.  Tony Todd’s menacing, hook-handed baritone Candyman is certainly seen… Read More