Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
Released 1995
Rated: R
Released by: Gramercy Pictures
Running Time: Approximately 99 min.
Available on PolyGram Video

Clive Barker's atmosphereic tale of nerve-shredding terror the original "Candyman" (Tony Todd) takes up where he left off in a film hailed by critics as "blood curdling" and "richer and scarier than the original."

The Legend - and the horror - began a century ago, when the "Candyman" was mutilated by an angry crowd and stung to death by bees. Now, in the midst of New Orleans' wild Mardi Gras celebration, he is back, a hook for a hand, to destroy the descendants of those who destroyed him. And this time, there will be hell to pay.

For Annie Tarrant, a New Orleans schoolteacher, the "candyman" is more than a legend whispered by her pupils. Years ago, her father was gruesomely murdered, and rumors said he was killed by the Candyman. She shrugs off the gossip, until she hears a voice calling to "be my victim." Her past just caught up with her future -- as the Candyman unleashes his fury on a new generation. Their darkest nightmare is waiting just behind the surface of the scariest mirror. All they have to do is repeat his name: "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman..."

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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.

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Timothy Carhart

- Paul McKeever

Veronica Cartwright

- Octavia Tarrant

Kelly Rowan

- Annie Tarrant

Tony Todd

- Daniel Robitaille

Caroline Barclay

- Caroline Sullivan

Daniel Dupont

- Reporter

David Gianopoulos

- Detective Ray Levesque

Fay Hauser

- Pam Carver

Margaret Howell

- Clara

Ralph Joseph

- Mr Jeffries

Bill Nunn

- Reverend Ellis

William O'Leary

- Ethan Tarrant

Randy Oglesby

- Heyward Sullivan

Production Team

Bill Condon

- Director

Tim Clawson

- Producer

Gregg Fienberg

- Producer

Steve Golin

- Producer

Sigurjon Sighvatsson

- Producer

Rand Ravich

- Screenwriter

Tobias Schliessler

- Cinematographer

Philip Glass

- Music and Lyrics, Music

Virginia Katz

- Film Editor

Barry Robison

- Production Designer

Anna C. Miller

- Assoc.Producer

Clive Barker

- Exec.Producer

Walter Hoylman

- Sound, Music Director

Robert Goldstein

- Set Decoration

Stephanie J. Gordon

- Set Decoration

Suzette Sheets

- Set Decoration

Bruce Finlayson

- Costumes

Mary Ellen Woods

- Assis.Director

Carol Jean Lewis

- Casting


Candyman Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Rated R
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Candyman Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Rated R
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