Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:00:00 GMT | By IANS

'Candyman' scares RGV

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma loves to scare the audiences with his horror films, but among the few things that horrify him is 1992 American film 'Candyman'.


'Candyman' scares RGV (© Varinder Chawla)

The horror flick by Bernard Rose manages to spook Varma.

"I remember the first time I had seen the film in one part, I had switched it off in the first half hour. Then I went to the mirror and said Candyman four times. But couldn't get myself to say it the fifth time because I got scared that what if Candyman really comes," Varma said in a statement.

His latest horror film 'Bhoot Returns', a sequel to his 2003 movie 'Bhoot', is set to release on October 12. He says he believes more in ghosts than in God.

"I believe in ghosts a little more than I believe in God because at least I have felt the fear of a ghost, but I have felt nothing when it comes to God," he added.

Varma has hardly ever used a caricaturish ghost in any of his films. He has always infused fear with an unsaid and unseen presence.

"Fear is in our mind. I like to put people in a theatre, switch off all the lights and lock all the door and scare them. I really love scaring people," he added.

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