In this unfairly forgotten film, Bernard Rose proposes a terrible genius loci: in fact a popular area (Cabrini-Green) seems to be manned by Candyman, a bloodthirsty spirit that guts with a hook anyone who summons him in front of the mirror. Helen finds him out by chance, collecting interviews for her thesis on contemporary folklore.
After discovering that some years earlier, precisely in the Cabrini-Green, some violent homicides remained unpunished, Helen hypothesizes to have mistakenly collected only narratives, concerning real events that have been modified, year by year, by word of... Read More
Hollywood is obsessed with creating contemporary adaptations of legends and horror stories. According to List Challenges, there are 55 Frankenstein themed movies, which most people would agree seems rather excessive. Frankenstein has proven to be a popular story to be retold, beginning with Mary Shelley’s original plot in 1818 which inspired the first short film in 1910, followed by numerous other revivals throughout the 20th century. Since then, Frankenstein and his monster have been reinterpreted into television series like Penny Dreadful, which aired on Showtime, as well as games like Frankenstein that is currently hosted by... Read More