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      Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

      R Released Mar 17, 1995 1h 34m Horror List
      21% Tomatometer 33 Reviews 30% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings As her brother stands trial for the killing of an outspoken New Orleans professor, inner-city schoolteacher Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan) begins hearing rumors of the Candyman (Tony Todd), a murderous, knife-handed figure of urban legend. Skeptical of the Candyman's existence, Annie follows the procedure for summoning him and suddenly finds herself celebrating the most horrifying Mardi Gras of her life. Meanwhile, Annie's mother (Veronica Cartwright) harbors a dark family secret. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Doubling down on gore while largely abandoning the subtext and wit that made the original worthwhile, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh disappoints.

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      Keith Phipps The Dissolve Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh is content to rely on easy jolts and an overabundance of fake-out scares, rather than hard-earned suspense. Rated: 2/5 Jan 5, 2015 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly This cloddish sequel undermines its revenge-of-the-repressed premise with racist scare tactics: Whenever it wants to fake the audience into thinking the kill-er's around, it simply cuts to a shot of...another black man. Rated: D Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Leonard Klady Variety Delivers a requisite number of shocks to satisfy the core cult group that propelled the original to hitdom. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Sarah Vincent Sarah G Vincent Views They still want a Dracula type seducer and for audiences to lust after the protagonist, but the filmmakers refuse to put in the work to depict a paternal supernatural bond. Incest is not sexy. Jun 10, 2024 Full Review Justin Brown Medium Popcorn I wouldn't recommend watching this sequel. It is not worthy of following the original. Rated: 1/5 May 13, 2022 Full Review Tatiana Albandos Medium Popcorn This wasn't enjoyable and made Candyman more absurd than terrifying... Rated: 1/5 May 13, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ron T better than i thought it would be Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/15/23 Full Review David W Tony Todd is of course excellent as Candyman and there's a healthy dose of gore but the wit and tension of the first movie has largely been given the hook. It takes too long to get going and largely the direction opts for a faux artsy approach which lacks the required propulsion of a well crafted horror. There's a resultant feeling of detachment due to the direction, the so-so acting from some of the supporting cast, intrusively loud often inappropriate musical score and mixed quality dialogue. It does expand upon the Candyman lore though which is it's main saving grace. It's far from the worst horror movie ever made, it just leaves you feeling a bit let down after the cult classic original which was so ripe for an unforgettable sequel. Despite its flaws it's still worth watching for the last third though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/10/23 Full Review Tams V This movie is about nothing. It has barely any excuse for a plot, no themes left or added, and Razzie-worthy performances. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/25/23 Full Review Elvis D Una secuela bastante aceptable y aterradora casi como la primera aunque lo único curioso es el cambio de escenario donde transcurre la historia y cuenta el origen de Candyman de una manera algo distinta a lo que la película anterior contaba aunque al tratarse de una leyenda urbana, puede variar y ser narrada de distintas maneras. Tony Todd como siempre es lo mejor de la película por cómo le da vida al personaje y la historia da más detalles sobre el pasado de este personaje. Aunque se recicla la banda sonora de la película anterior igual cumple con su cometido de darle a esta cinta un ambiente aterrador. Esta secuela de Candyman es digna de continuar expandiendo la leyenda del personaje y la califico con un 8/10. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Bill Condon wrote Strange Invaders and Strange Behavior before this movie, which didn't fare as well with the public and critics as the original movie. Maybe the movie Bernard Rose wanted to make would have been better. Virginia Madsen told Horror News Network, "They originally wanted us to do Candyman 2, but they didn't like Bernie's idea for the sequel. They made the Candyman into a slave which was terrible because the Candyman was educated and raised as a free man. Bernie wanted to make him like an African American Dracula which I think it was so appealing to the African American community because they finally had their own Dracula. The Candyman was a poet and smart. He wasn't really a monster. He was sort of that classical figure. The sequel that Bernie wanted to make was a prequel where you see the Candyman and Helen fall in love. It was turned down because the studio didn't want to do an interracial love story." There was also a plan to turn the Clive Barker story "The Midnight Meat Train" into the second movie years before that story became its own adaption. That said, this movie — which explores the legend and shows that the Candyman was really an artist named Daniel Robitaille who was born to free slaves after the Civil War — isn't horrible. It's just that Candyman is one of the greatest horror movies ever, so making a sequel is such a major burden. So this one is a slasher where the original was a meditation on race and rage. Maybe I should say something nice about the score. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review bruno l A fresh location did very little to add some extra sugar powder to this sequel. The honey crystallised in the jar and was not an enjoyable nectar. It just felt like a movie for IP's sake. Basically one of those sequels that happened only because there was money flowing. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As her brother stands trial for the killing of an outspoken New Orleans professor, inner-city schoolteacher Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan) begins hearing rumors of the Candyman (Tony Todd), a murderous, knife-handed figure of urban legend. Skeptical of the Candyman's existence, Annie follows the procedure for summoning him and suddenly finds herself celebrating the most horrifying Mardi Gras of her life. Meanwhile, Annie's mother (Veronica Cartwright) harbors a dark family secret.
      Director
      Bill Condon
      Producer
      Gregg Fienberg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson
      Screenwriter
      Clive Barker, Rand Ravich, Mark H. Kruger
      Distributor
      Gordon's Films, Polygram, Gramercy Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Propaganda Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 17, 1995, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $13.4M
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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