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Subj: Re: Halloween Roundup #2: Candyman / Children of the Corn / Child’s Play 2 / Child’s Play 3
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 at 08:38:49 pm EDT (Viewed 507 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Halloween Roundup #2: Candyman / Children of the Corn / Child’s Play 2 / Child’s Play 3
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 at 06:44:43 pm EDT (Viewed 568 times)


      I have to say this movie is still pretty good. We were talking about strong female leads and Madsen does a very good job of that, at least for the first half of this movie. Unfortunately for the second half the plot forces her to question if what’s happening is real or if she has snapped and started killing her friends. She comes back for a stong finish though. Tony Todd is excellent as the Candyman, he definitely could have had a career solely as a voice actor if he’d wanted to.

    If this weird and terrible stuff was happening to me, I think I would assume from the start that there was something supernatural going on. Or else, at the very least, I would assume some demented human being other than myself was to blame. I can't picture myself deciding I might be crazy. "If you think you're crazy - you're not." Nope, that motto wouldn't help me. I would never think I was crazy.

She doesn't actually think she's crazy, she knows it's the Candyman, but everyone else thinks it's her. Although I've seen movies where the person really is the killer and they don't know it til the end.

    I liked Nightbreed. In fact I'd like to watch that again.

I remember kind of liking it, but I don't remember that much about it. I know Cronenberg acts in it.

    I can't believe there are eight movies. I can barely believe there was one. Not my type of film.

It probably would make a decent short if they followed the story. It's not meant to be 90 minutes, like a lot of King stories, like The Mangler or Graveyard Shift.

    Do we get to see the monster? Often I think it's a mistake to show the monster.

You see a mound of dirt travelling along like in Tremors. At the end they set the corn field afire and the resulting fireball has an animated frowny face on it, I guess the death throes of He Who Walks. I remember that we see him in part 3 which was my favorite of the series because of how bad it is. I might have to watch that again in the next week.

    I never saw any of these films. But like everyone else in America, I know Chucky. He's one of the most iconic villains ever created. Here's his Wikipedia article:

This might be Chucky's greatest, no, most memorable moment?

    You do a really good job of summarizing the movies.


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