Candyman (1992) Poster

(1992)

Virginia Madsen: Helen Lyle

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  • [the bathroom light flickers as the dead Helen appears behind Trevor] 

    Helen Lyle : What's the matter, Trevor? Scared of something?

    [as Helen begins cutting Trevor's body open with Candyman's right hook] 

  • [Helen tells Bernadette that they have a real shot at writing an original thesis about Candyman] 

    Helen Lyle : Okay, let's just turn around then. Let's just go back, and we can write a nice little, boring thesis regurgitating all the usual crap about urban legend. We've got a real shot here, Bernadette. An entire community starts attributing the daily horrors of their lives to a mythical figure.

  • [Anne-Marie McCoy tells Helen her Ruthie Jean Candyman story] 

    Anne-Marie McCoy : You want to know about Ruthie Jean? They all been here, you know? Newspapers, cops, case workers... they all want to know. I heard her screaming. I heard right through the walls. I dialed 911. Nobody came. Nobody came. Everybody scared. He could come right through these walls, you know? I'm scared. Scared for my child. They ain't never gon' catch him.

    Helen Lyle : Who?

    Anne-Marie McCoy : Candyman.

  • [Helen talks to the young kid Jake about Candyman] 

    Helen Lyle : You know, it's okay to talk to me, Jake... because I'm not a cop so nobody's going to get in trouble.

    Jake : I can't say nothing or Candyman will get me.

    Helen Lyle : Candyman, huh? You scared of him?

    Jake : I ain't scared of nobody but you're crazy walking in here on your own. It ain't safe around here.

    Helen Lyle : Yeah, I know. But I don't scare too easy either, Jake.

  • [Helen sees Candyman for the first time] 

    Candyman : [Candyman in a resonating voice]  Helen.

    Helen Lyle : Yes?

    Candyman : Helen...

    Helen Lyle : [Helen sees Candyman in the distance]  Who is that? Who is that?

    Candyman : Helen... I came for you.

  • [Candyman hovers over Helen as she lays strapped down in her hospital bed] 

    Candyman : What do the good know except what the bad teach them by their excesses?

    Helen Lyle : [Helen mumbles]  Murderer.

    Candyman : Allow me at least a kiss. Just one exquisite kiss.

    Helen Lyle : [Helen screams]  Murderer! Help! Listen, he's under the bed! Listen, he's here. He's under the bed!

  • [the Orderly unstraps Helen from her hospital bed] 

    Helen Lyle : I'd like to speak to my husband.

    1st Orderly : [the Orderly chuckles]  So would I.

    Helen Lyle : What time is it? Where are we going?

    1st Orderly : We're going to Disneyland.

  • [the janitors Kitty Culver and Henrietta Mosely tell Helen their Candyman story] 

    Kitty Culver : Well, all I know is there was some lady in a tub, and she heard a noise.

    Helen Lyle : Do you remember her name?

    Kitty Culver : I think her name was Ruthie Jean. And she heard this banging and smashing like somebody was trying to make a hole in the wall. So Ruthie called 911, and she said, 'There's somebody coming through the walls.' And they didn't believe her.

    Henrietta Mosely : They thought the lady was crazy, right?

    Kitty Culver : Hm-mmm. So then she called 911 again and they still didn't believe her. But when they finally got there, she was dead.

    Helen Lyle : Was she shot?

    Kitty Culver : No. Um... she was killed with a hook.

    Henrietta Mosely : [Kitty makes a slice sound]  It's true. Yeah it is. I read it in the papers. Candyman killed her.

    Kitty Culver : Yeah, but, uh... I don't know nothing about that.

    [as Kitty sits up from the chair to leave] 

  • [Helen shows Bernadette a newspaper of one of the Candyman murders] 

    Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh : Helen, this is sick. This isn't one of your fairy tales. The woman got killed here.

    Helen Lyle : That's not the half of it.

  • [Helen and Bernadette drive into the projects to investigate the Candyman murders] 

    Helen Lyle : [as Helen sees a Taser in Bernadette's purse]  What's with the arsenal, Bernadette? We're only going eight blocks.

    Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh : You're the one who got us dressed up like cops.

    Helen Lyle : I said just dress up conservatively.

    Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh : Yeah, well we look like cops.

  • [Helen tries to tell Jake that Candyman isn't real] 

    Jake : [Jake whispers]  Candyman will get me.

    Helen Lyle : Candyman isn't real. He's just a story. You know, like Dracula. Or... Or Frankenstein. A bad man took his name so that he could scare us. But now that's he's locked up everything's going to be okay.

  • [Candyman tells Helen what he wants from her] 

    Candyman : Do you believe in me?

    Helen Lyle : Keep away from me!

    Candyman : I have the child. Allow me to take you or he will die in your place. Your disbelief destroyed the faith of my congregation. Without them, I am nothing, so I was obliged to come. And now I must kill you.

  • Helen Lyle : [reading graffiti aloud]  Sweets... to... the sweet?

  • [a male student asks Helen if she's doing a page on serial killers] 

    Student : So, uh, what's the deal? You guys doing a page on serial killers or something?

    Helen Lyle : [Helen lights a cigarette]  Something like that.

  • [Helen screams out while strapped in her hospital bed] 

    Helen Lyle : Where are you going? No, you can't leave me here. I can't defend myself!

  • Anne-Marie McCoy : White people never come 'round here except to cause us a problem.

    Helen Lyle : Believe me, that's not what we want to do.

  • Detective : [disgusted]  Where's the baby?

    Helen Lyle : ...I don't know.

    Detective : You're sick.

  • Henrietta Mosely : Can I clean your room?

    Helen Lyle : Oh, yeah, sure. Don't mind me.

    Helen Lyle : *Helen continues her work, typing on her computer the words from her cassette tape interview about the legend of Candyman*

    Henrietta Mosely : Candyman, huh? You doing a study on him?

    Helen Lyle : Yes. What do you know about him?

    Henrietta Mosely : Everybody scared of him once it get dark. He over in Cabrini.

    Helen Lyle : Cabrini Green?

    Henrietta Mosely : Yeah, over in the projects. My friend lives over in Cabrini.

    Helen Lyle : Can I speak to your friend?

    Henrietta Mosely : Sure. *Peaks into the hallway* Kitty?

    Kitty Culver : Yeah, what do you want?

    Helen Lyle : The lady in here wanna talk to you.

    Kitty Culver : *Puts her mop down and heads on over*

    Henrietta Mosely : She coming.

    Helen Lyle : I'm Helen Lyle.

    Henrietta Mosely : Oh, pleased to meet you. I'm Henrietta Mosely and this is Kitty Culver. Go on, tell her what you told me about Candyman.

    Kitty Culver : Well, all I know is there was some lady in a tub and she heard a noise.

    Helen Lyle : Do you remember her name?

    Kitty Culver : I think her name was Ruthie Jean and she heard this banging and smashing, like somebody was trying to make a hole in the wall. So, Ruthie called 911 and said that there's somebody coming through the walls, and they didn't believe her.

    Henrietta Mosely : They thought the lady was crazy, right?

    Kitty Culver : Mm-hmm. So, she called 911 again and they still didn't believe her. But when they finally got there, she was dead.

    Helen Lyle : Was she shot?

    Kitty Culver : No, um... she was killed with a hook. *Imitates slashing noise*

    Henrietta Mosely : It's true. Yeah, it is, I read it in the papers. Candyman killed her.

    Kitty Culver : Yeah, but uh... I don't know nothing about that. *She shoots Henrietta look as she gets up out of the chair*

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