Horror Import ‘Kandisha’ Offers Fresh Take on Time-Tested Formula
Horror has a long-standing tradition of creative thievery.
“Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” spawned dozens of copycat slasher films, while “The Exorcist” unleashed endless tales of demonic possession.
So the fact that the French shocker “Kandisha” pilfers the “Candyman” template isn’t a shock, nor a reason to dismiss it. The import lacks the visceral scares that make the best horror pop, but its sober storytelling makes it hard to dismiss as yet another horror clone.

Three French teens spend their idle time tagging local buildings and trash talking with their friends. Amélie, Bintou and Morjana (Mathilde Lamusse, Suzy Bemba and Samarcande Saadi) live in a poor neighborhood, and it’s implied that welfare is a key income source for some.
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Christian Toto
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