Bernard Rose (1992)

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Horror maestro Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden is the inspiration for director Bernard Rose's electrifying shocker, in which student Virginia Madsen, researching urban legends in Chicago, uncovers a hook-handed mythical killer who then catapults her into the chilling realms of dread and destiny. Intelligent, gripping and refreshingly gimmick free, this adult-orientated study in psychological fear is a breath of fresh scare. Madsen is absolutely terrific, giving a thoughtful and well-shaded performance as the emotionally abandoned heroine, and Rose's bold direction milks every terrifying moment of this compelling and atmospheric movie.


A graduate student is researching urban legends for her dissertation and investigates the tale of a supernatural, hook-handed serial killer rumoured to haunt a run-down Chicago apartment block. Though cynical at first, she soon finds herself face to face with the murderous soul, who sets his sights on claiming her as his latest victim. Horror, starring Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Xander Berkeley.

Cast & Crew

Helen Lyle Virginia Madsen
Candyman Tony Todd
Trevor Lyle Xander Berkeley
Bernadette Walsh Kasi Lemmons
Anne-Marie McCoy Vanessa Williams
Jake DeJuan Guy
Clara Marianna Eliott
Billy Ted Raimi
Monica Ria Pavia
Student Mark Daniels
Director Bernard Rose
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray