Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh


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Tony Todd as Candyman / Daniel Robitaille
Veronica Cartwright as Octavia Tarrant
Kelly Rowan as Annie Tarrant
Matt Clark as Honore Thibideaux
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1hr 33 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mutty-mcflea 4 / 10


'Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh' isn't a bad movie as such, but it's inferior to the original film in just about every way. 'Candyman' didn't really cry out for sequels, and this movie proves that point by being completely redundant and failing to come up with anything more interesting than a less satisfying but bloodier spin on what's gone before. It's well made, it's watchable enough, and it benefits from a likable performance from Timothy Carhart, but it's a typical horror sequel.

It's Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, where inner-city school teacher Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan) proves to her class that there is no Candyman by looking into a mirror and saying his name five times. As we know, the Candyman is real - and her brother Ethan (William O'Leary) knows it too, as he's been wrongly accused of the murder of the smug fat bloke from the first film. The real culprit is the hook-handed killer (Tony Todd), back to wreak more havoc in the lives of Annie's family while she delves into the legend to discover the truth.

'Farewell to the Flesh' departs from the original with Annie's deep, dark family secret, which is not only predictable but also totally uninteresting. Other than that it uses the first movie as a template, repeating the black urban setting, the missing kid, an innocent accused of the Candyman's crimes, and the Candyman's spell over Annie. The attempted twists come after far too much draggy set-up where the movie attempts to create mystery about the existence of the Candyman despite this being a sequel to a film where that mystery was resolved. The menace of the character has disappeared; his appearances are too numerous and lacking in impact, and the moments when he pops up to stick his hook through someone's back lack surprise.

In the film's biggest mistake we're shown the origin of the Candyman in graphic detail. In the first movie we got a few sound effects and a sinister story, and that was enough. Here we see his hand getting hacked off with a rusty saw and a swarm of bees covering his body before he dies from the stings. The ropey staging and unconvincing period costumes add to the gratuitous and exploitative feeling of the scene, and that's before his soul is captured in a mirror that one of the men lynching him thought to bring along for some illogical reason. It's supposedly justified by the Candyman wanting to show Annie what happened to him, but the writers should have had the restraint to leave it well alone, as it's only there to provide the usual only-way-to-kill-the-monster plot point so beloved of slasher sequels.

The Mardi Gras setting adds some colour but has nothing to do with the story and gives us the irrelevant, at times nonsensical radio show that weaves through the movie. The change of location also weakens the Candyman mythos, because an urban legend in one part of a town I can believe, but now apparently everyone in the civilised world has heard of, and lives in fear of, the character. The film tries too hard to turn him into a horror icon along the lines of Freddy or Michael Myers - and it succeeds only too well, because this time around the impact has gone, too much detail is revealed about his origin and the story is a pale imitation of what's gone before. All of which is pretty much par for the course for horror sequels, but as usual, demystifying the central character does nothing but make him less interesting.

Reviewed by Kristine ([email protected]) 5 / 10

Not as good as the original, but it had some kind of a story that worked

I don't know why, but I decided to get into the Candyman sequels, I did enjoy the first Candyman, so why not see the sequels? Tony Todd is an awesome boogeyman as well, so I was kinda looking forward to seeing the second Candyman and curious where the story was going. While the story worked in some ways, I wasn't that thrilled about it. Not to mention I didn't like the city change, I'm just filled with so much Chicago pride, you know?

Annie is a school teacher and her brother is up on murder charges, he is also being accused of murdering her father who was truly murdered by the famous Candyman. Annie knows that her brother is innocent, but her kids start to test her patience on the Candyman myth, to prove them wrong, she calls to the Candyman and makes a big mistake. She finds out that her great grandmother was the lover of Candyman and he wants her now to bring out his past.

Candyman Farewell to the Flesh was an alright horror movie and the story could've worked better, but it just seemed like your typical horror sequel and it could be predictable at times. But the husband dying, that was a pretty cool scene I have to admit. So, if you want to, watch it, but it's nothing to get excited over.


Reviewed by Bobo-53 1 / 10

Candyman was beautiful, Candyman: Farewell to the flesh was an abomination

Candyman was a creative horror masterpiece with a fantastic premise, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh had the stupidest, most overused and pathetic premise. It held the foul stench of cheap knock offs. Stealing plots from Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street and every other slasher film. It was so intolerable and stupid that it brings the term sequel to a new low.

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