Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane present, she is drawn only deeper into a dream turning into a nightmare. —IMDb
Bernard Rose (born 4 August 1960) is an English actor and film director most famous for his direction of the 1992 urban horror film Candyman and the 1994 historical romance film Immortal Beloved.
Rose was born in London, England. He began making super 8 films when he was 9. By 1975, he won an amateur movie competition hosted by BBC which led to the broadcasting of his works. He worked for Jim Henson on the last season of The Muppet Show and then again on The Dark Crystal in 1981. He attended National Film and Television School and graduated in 1982 with a Master’s in Filmmaking. After this, he moved on to directing music videos for MTV, one of which was the uncensored version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s hit “Relax.”
Shortly after his production of music videos, he moved on to direct British TV films such as Prospects and then finally in 1988 directed his first major full length film, Paperhouse.
Rose got his big break into American cinema with 1992’s Candyman… read more
Great premise for a movie. The first 2 thirds of the film are very good, very creepy and effective, but in the last act the film let's itself down. It doesn't become terrible, or even bad, it just stops being good.The little girl is great, as is her mother, but the performances are slightly ruined by lazy dubbing. There is a mini-series version that came out before the movie, Escape Into Night, I must find it.