The Movie: Candyman (1992)
What Is It?: Bernard Rose and Cliver Barker provide a less-than-sweet antidote to the usual slasher bullshit with a plot rich in back story, a sympathetic and elegant monster, and scenes of grisly horror set in broad daylight. Tony Todd becomes an instant horror icon as the title character.
Why Today?: On this day in 1954, Tony Todd is born.