Candyman – The Story Behind the Character

Candyman – The Story Behind the Character

by | Jan 25, 2021

Based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker, Bernard Rose’s adaption, Candyman, has grown into a popular franchise and catapulted the films antagonist into the halls of horror villain fame. Whilst Barker’s short story was about segregation and the culture of the poor urban areas in his native Liverpool, Rose transported the mystical villain to Chicago’s downbeat housing project of Cabrini Green. It is here that Candyman took on a life of his onw. Free of the pages of Barkers novel, Daniel Robitaille has grown into a force to e feared. Looking into the history of Candyman, and some of the characters influences, is youtube channel Extravaganza Grotesque. Join their mysterious host as she takes you on a journey into the dark world of blood letting, murder and ghosts, exploring the deeper side of the legend of Candyman. For your entertainment… here is Candyman – The Story Behind the Character. Enjoy…


“Beware of the man with the hook! Candyman: a film that was born from the mind of Clive Barker and mixes the need to give a voice to those who were oppressed and two very well known urban legends.”



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