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Candyman carries a woman in his arms through a deserted building


Duration: 1h39m
Dates: Sat 18 May 2024 12:45

Part of Dundead Horror Film Festival 2024. Priority booking for members starts at 10:00 on Wed 3 April. Passes and individual tickets will go on sale from 10:00 on Fri 5 April. More information on Festival Passes can be found below.

Based on a short story by Clive Barker, 1992’s Candyman brought a certain gothic gravitas, as well as contemporary social commentary, to the slasher subgenre.

Cleverly playing on the proliferation of urban myths, the film establishes its rules early; say the name "Candyman" into a mirror five times, and the murderous spirit will appear. 

A recent murder at the Cabrini Greens housing project in Chicago draws the attention of Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) a white university student who is researching urban legends. As she uncovers more about the Candyman legend, she will come to question her findings; is it just an urban legend or is there something more? 

Candyman has proven a fertile film for discussion; while it deals with themes of race inequality and urban decay in America, director Bernard Rose was white, and the film arguably embraces a white saviour narrative. But there is lots to enjoy here, not least the now iconic performance of Tony Todd as the hook-handed Candyman himself.

Festival Passes

What's included

Pass TypePriceDCA Members18-25 MembersIncludes
Full Pass£102£96£75Tickets for all 12 screenings, a festival t-shirt and a print
Half Pass£54£51£37.50Tickets for six films of your choice from the programme and a festival t-shirt
  • Save £1 on a Dundead Film Quiz ticket when you book it at the same time as your pass with code DUNDEADPASS.

How to book

  • Log into / create your DCA account.
  • Add all the films your want to see to your basket (pick 12 for a Full Pass, including the Dundead Opening Film, and six for a Half Pass).
  • The appropriate Pass discount will be added automatically at checkout once the correct number of films have been added.
  • To book more than one pass, you can do these as separate transactions online or contact our Box Office on 01382 432444.
  • If you would like a ticket for the Dundead Film Quiz add it to your basket at this stage, use code DUNDEADPASS to receive your £1 Pass discount.
  • If you have any questions about booking your pass our friendly Box Office team are happy to help. Give them a call on 01382 432444 or pop in.
  • We'll be in touch via email to ask you what t-shirt size you'd like and let you know when you can collect your Dundead merch.

Dundead 2024 Listings

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