Candyman

Candyman (1992)

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Corrected entry: When the bees start coming out of Candyman's mouth and when Candyman leans down to kiss Helen with the bees in his mouth, both actors are dummies some of the time and themselves some of the time, they come and go.

kh1616

Correction: The scene was shot for real with actors Tony Todd (Candyman) and Virginia Madsen (Helen), using actual bees. (The only "effect" involved was the use of a hidden mouth-guard for Tony Todd so that the bees would not go down his throat.) No dummies were used during the scene. In every shot, you can see some movement in the actor's faces (sometimes very subtle movements like eyes wincing slightly or cheeks moving), further proving this was done for real with the actors.

Correction: He actually appears earlier in the film - he's seen in the story that's told about the girl being killed. I believe that scene is in the first 10 minutes of the movie. He's only visible onscreen for about a second, but he's definitely there. His voice is also heard in the very first scene.

TedStixon

Correction: That's because he is a paranormal being; he has a certain degree of telepathic powers, and his voiceover is heard for the sake of the audience.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Helen is in the hospital and the doctor calls for an injection to calm her down, the nurse comes in and sticks the needle in her arm but doesn't actually push down on the plunger. The needle is in her arm for about a second.

scaryterri Premium member

Correction: Actually the plunger does get pushed, it's just extremely quick.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dr. Burke is with Helen, you'll see that he isn't saying anything right before he's killed because he, obviously, is holding the fake blood in his mouth, waiting to spit it out when he gets killed.

Correction: Choosing not to speak for a little while is a character decision, and not a movie mistake. Helen has just done something very unexpected (calling for a folkloric figure), and the doctor is not quite sure what to make of it, so he keeps silent for a while.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Candyman is in Helen's house, he digs his hook into Helen's neck obviously hitting her carotid artery. She would've either bled to death or caught a huge infection because when the cops arrived, they didn't even treat the deep wound. However, one month later, the huge wound is gone, not even with the trace of a scar. Definitely impossible.

Correction: No more impossible than a flying psychopathic reincarnated ghost of a slave come back to a world where only Helen can see him to exact his revenge on innocent victims. Incidents involving Candyman all have some sort of paranormal type activity to them, just like him not appearing in the hospital video of Helen's room.

Corrected entry: When Virginia Madsen is reviewing her second set of slides from the Cabrini-Green she zooms in on a picture which shows the reflection of the Candyman. She does this by adjusting the focus on the lens of the slide projector. The focus on the lens of the projector would not provide zoom capability.

Correction: She only brings the picture into focus to see the image. The zoom is not her doing it, but rather the film's camera zooming in to give the viewer a closer look at what she saw behind her in the slide.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: In the flashback scene when the little boy is getting murdered in the public bathroom, you'll notice that while he's lying on the bathroom floor screaming his head off, his mouth is actually completely shut.

Correction: The scream is coming from the person (or people) who found him, not the boy himself.

Corrected entry: If Purcell knew all about Candyman, that he even wrote a book about him, why didn't he tell Helen about saying his name in the mirror and what would happen? Why didn't he come to her aid when all the weird things started happening to her? He should've known all about that.

Correction: Helen heard about what would happen if the Candymans name was said in front of a mirror from someone else. Purcell wouldn't have been able to help Helen because to Purcell it's only a story and could never happen. Even when Helen tried to tell other people about the Candyman actually existing they all thought that she was crazy. Purcell would be no exception.

Corrected entry: The music in this film is composed by Phillip Glass. During some of the eerie parts, the music sounds strangely familiar to another Phillip Glass composition, "The Truman Show."

manthabeat Premium member

Correction: A composer recycling some of his earlier work is a common event. Not really trivia.

Grumpy Scot

This would be a valid trivia (albeit probably best for "The Truman Show" since it came later). The trivia lies in the fact it's connecting two specific works that viewers might not know, rather than just stating the music has been recycled.

Bishop73

Visible crew/equipment: When Helen and the Candyman are in the psychiatrists' office, Candyman flies out of the window backwards. If you look very carefully, you can see the harness that pulls him backwards.

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Trivia: For the infamous scene in which Candyman's body is covered with bees, and he opens his mouth, allowing bees to spill out while he kisses Helen, actual bees were used. The only real "effect" in the sequence was a hidden mouth-guard in Tony Todd's mouth, to keep the bees from going down his throat.

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Question: What did Candyman mean when he told Helen it was always her? Why was he so interested in Helen?

Answer: When Helen goes back and sees the mural of his murder, the camera lingers on a woman in the picture that looks like her. This is the woman Candyman was in love with before he was killed. The implication is either she was reincarnated as Helen, or Helen reminded him of her, hence his interest in her.

dewinela

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