After a confrontation with New Orleans local Ethan Tarrant (William O’Leary), history professor Phillip Purcell (Michael Culkin) is murdered by Candyman (Tony Todd), a deadly spirit about whom Purcell has lectured. Ethan’s father fell victim to a similar death, and Ethan is charged with the crime; his sister, schoolteacher Annie (Kelly Rowan), is unnerved when one of her students, Matthew (Joshua Gibran Mayweather), begins repeatedly drawing Candyman. In order to reassure her kids that Candyman is only a legend, she repeats his name five times into a mirror—the manner, according to legend, by which he can be summoned. Nothing happens at first, but that night Candyman butchers Annie’s husband, Paul (Timothy Carhart), and entices her to join him in his legend.
She refuses, and begins to seek the truth about Candyman’s past. From Honore Thibideaux (Matt Clark), an expert on local history, and her own mother, Octavia (Veronica Cartwright), Annie learns that Candyman is the spirit of a slave who was murdered for conducting a forbidden affair with a white woman; that woman was Annie’s great-grandmother. Candyman slaughters Thibideaux, Ethan, and Octavia, and Annie goes to her family’s ancestral home in the midst of a torrential storm to seek the mirror that contains Candyman’s spirit. She finds it, and the killer appears, again attempting to seduce her into joining him. But before he can, Matthew and several schoolmates arrive to help her. Annie smashes the glass, destroying Candyman. Four years later, her little daughter looks into a mirror and begins to repeat Candyman’s name.
Holy shit this is so much better than the first film. Much darker and more eerie this movie delivers the goods that the first doesnt. Gore, good story, good acting, the only thing I didnt like were some of the effects. When the bees were comming out of his face, you could tell his face wasnt real, it looked horrible. Also in the "flashback" scene when the bee’s are comming the CGI on that was really pretty horrible. Everything else was pretty damn cool. I enjoyed it.
About Candyman 2 - Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Starring: Tony Todd, Veronica Cartwright, Carol Sutton, Michael Culkin, Bill Nunn, Randy Oglesby, Codie Scott, Terence Rosemore, Carl Ciarfalio, Anthony Michael Frederick, Caroline Barclay, William O'Leary, Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter, Timothy Carhart, Kelly Rowan, Matt Clark, Hunt Scarritt, Glen Gomez, Carolina Barcos, Steven Hartman, Margaret Howell, Ralph Joseph, David Gianopoulos, Erin Labranche, Fay Hauser, Carl Leblanc, George Lemore, Joshua Gibran Mayweather, Maria Mason, Michael Bergeron
Director: Bill Condon
MPAA Rating: R
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