THE MAN FROM EARTH
2007, 87 min, USA, Dir: Richard Schenkman

After history professor John Oldman (David Lee Smith) unexpectedly resigns from his university, startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. They’re shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than 10 years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, and what started out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax.


CANDYMAN
1992, Sony Repertory, 99 min, USA, Dir: Bernard Rose

Perhaps the greatest horror film of the ’90s is this cerebral and chilling classic by director Bernard Rose, based on Clive Barker's short story “The Forbidden.” Virginia Madsen plays a grad student researching urban legends when she comes across the tale of Candyman, a frightening one-armed man who appears when you say his name into a mirror five times; he’s played brilliantly by Tony Todd. Score by Philip Glass.


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