Day 7 - 31 scenes of terror - Candyman (1992)
It's been officially a week since 31 scenes of terror has begun. Today's scene comes from the highly underrated film Candyman.
There are few horror films from the 1990's that have a lasting impression on me (Popcorn, Nightbreed, Lord Of Illusions, Psychic, Amityville 1992 It's About Time, Waxwork II Lost In Time, Scream, and of course...Candyman.) Based off the story Forbidden by Clive Barker, Candyman looks and feels just like a Clive Barker film. In fact I actually look at Candyman I & 2 as Clive Barker films.
The scene today is the opening where a college student is telling our lead about an urban legend about some Bloody Mary like monster who appears to you after you say it's name five times in a mirror. That name of course being Candyman.
The scene shows a very attractive and adorable Ted Raimi playing a girl's bad "ass" boyfriend Billy who comes over her house while she's baby sitting. The couple just start getting hot and heavy before the girl has an idea and takes him to the upstairs bathroom where the two dare each other to say Candyman 5 times in the mirror. Well, Billy stops after four and goes downstairs for a beer while the dumb ass girl finishes and the lights go out. A scream is heard from above and blood drips from the ceiling. Legend has it that billy escaped but all his hair turned white.
An awesome opening to a truly stunning movie.
Also doesn't hurt to see a young Raimi!