Residents of a small backwoods community summons the murdeeous demon of vengeance himself for revenge against a local mortician who wronged there deceased love ones, while a town physician seeks to kill those involved in it's summoning.
During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »
Kevin J. O'Connor,
The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders Written by
Unsatisfying but adequate sequel to "Candyman. Instead of focussing on the theme of the original (urban myths) we get an attempt to turn Candyman into a continuity character. The format is very stale although this version of it is stylish (although I have never like Clive Baker's idea that horror consists of depictions of pain). Candyman is not very spooky in this film because we are manipulated to feel sympathy for his plight (his humanity rather than his mythos is emphasised. Without the mythos Candyman is nothing more than a deranged serial killer indulging other people's suicide fantasies but without a will of his own. Hardly the stuff of great horror!) The combination of humanity and lack of free will destroys the narrative (and any suspense which can be derived from it). The essential tension in horror is between the inexplicable and the unexplained. Too much explanation here.
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