Candyman is an American slasher media franchise about the legend of the "Candyman", the ghost of an artist and son of a slave who was murdered in the late 19th century and who will kill anyone who dared to say his name five times wile looking into the mirror.
The franchise began as a short story, "The Forbidden", by Clive Barker and found the big screen with the movie adaptation Candyman in 1992, which grew out to be a true cult classic. A novelization and a comic adaptation of the film were released in the same year. It was followed by two sequels, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and Candyman 3: Day of the Dead in 1995 and 1999 respectively, and it set to be completed with a fourth "spiritual sequel" Candyman, which will be released on September 25, 2020.
What is Candyman?
Candyman is a 1992 horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker (who serves as the film's producer). The plot follows a graduate student named Helen Lyle who does a thesis on the local urban legend of "Candyman", the vengeful spectre of a slave and artist executed by a lynch mob after falling in love with and impregnating a white woman and can be summoned by having his name be repeated five times in front of a mirror.
Daniel Robitaille was an Afro-American man living in the 19th century. He was the son of a slave who fell in love with the Caucasian daughter of a wealthy land owner. The interracial love affair forbidden at the time, Daniel brought to death by being brutally beaten, mutilated, and fed to the bees by having his body covered in honey. The dire circumstances of his demise caused him to return as a vengeful ghost who would haunt and kill anyone who called the name of the Candyman before a mirror five times in a row. Sometimes he would even target those who dare to openly deny his existence.
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