This!!! For the Love of horror!
“Do I believe in the Candyman? I believe in the myth.”
Candyman rocks. It’s a classic, through and through. Fine storytelling, depth, great acting, and a stunning score. It was well received by critics and audiences alike, and made some good bank at the theatre. A sequel was inevitable. Unfortunately.
Candyman 2 should have been been great. I’ll be vague here in an effort to protect those that haven’t seen the original, but shouldn’t Candyman 2 have been Candywoman? I mean, the first film sets things up perfectly. I assume Virginia Madsen wasn’t interested, or, more likely, this production was a rush job with the sole purpose of replicating the original. I love the New Orleans location – it’s gorgeous, and suggests that the same sort of intellectual themes present in the first film would be present here; unfortunately, they’re not beyond surface level nods. If the first film was…
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