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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | | Horror | 17 March 1995 (USA)
The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

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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 Rob Hartill

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Rated R for violence and gore, and for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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When Candyman is converted to glass at the end of the movie, the hand that breaks off and falls into the water clearly is a right hand, but his right hand was the one replaced with a hook. See more »

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Honore Thibideaux: Break the mirror, break the curse.
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Referenced in Holliston: Laura's Little Twitter (2012) See more »

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Blue Mood
Written and Performed by Steve Holley and Jon Paris
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Decent enough but inferior sequel to fantastic original
1 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a movie that didn't really need to have been made. The first Candyman did just about everything with the concept that needed to be done whilst keeping the character himself full of mystery and menace. The relationship between the Candyman and Helen was wonderfully drawn, and any sequel would have an insurmountable example to follow. This said, I dug Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh quite a bit. Kelly Rowan makes for an appealing heroine, she can act, she's pretty and it's funny to see her pre The OC. Tony Todd is fearsome as ever, although the dialogue isn't up to the standards of the first. The music is pretty much the same I believe, maybe with slight alterations, and it works. Director Bill Condon keeps the film tightly paced and watchable and has a nice sense of atmosphere, although the film doesn't really deliver scares. The handful of kill scenes are nicely bloody and vicious, but the scenes are more efficient than scary. They are fun, and a strong point of the movie, but they just don't have the impact you expect from the Candyman. The strong story and acting are the best thing about this, keeping the film constantly watchable and fun and developing the character of Daniel Robitalle in interesting ways. All considered, I say this is a decent film with a number of cool moments, definitely worthwhile for the horror fans although its best to forget the majestic original before watching.


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