Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) review

This!!! For the Love of horror!

Rare Horror

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“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.

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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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