Review: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

The bee-ridden and vengeful slave-ghost is back to slash and hack. So am I…as in “back on my couch”…

blu“CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH”
1995
Horror
USA

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Timothy Carhart, Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan
Distributor: Scream Factory
Runtime: 91 mins
BLU RAY REGION A

“I am the writing on the wall.”

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It’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the Candyman has been called upon… When an author of a book about “The Candyman” is found slashed to death in a bar, Annie’s brother is accused for the murder. Soon Annie stand face to face with the ghostly monster, ultimately realising that they are connected by bloodline.

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The sequel to “Candyman” take a massive leap towards the origin of the monster, explaining his troubled past and connecting him to the present. This is done very well, but at the same time you loose some of the scares in the present story. It’s still a good horror, but lack some of the magic from the first movie. Are you fan of the first flick, I am, you’ll also enjoy this one.

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Scream factory delivers a good transfer with nice extras, such as interviews with actors and audio commentary by the dedicated director, Bill Condon.

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