How to Kill the Candyman
“Be My Victim”
Powered by belief, compelled by myth and fuelled with anger, The Candyman has become of the most iconic horror villains of the 1990’s. But how do you kill a ghost? With his hook for a hand and a swam of deadly bees at his command, this spectre is not someone you really want to mess with. The lovely Kya Quinn has taken this challenge , as she delves into NowThis Nerd’s latest video How to Kill the Candyman
The Candyman, one of cinema’s most underrated slasher movies, was based on The Forbidden, a short story by Clive Barker, creator of Hellraiser. As portrayed by Tony Todd, Candyman was a vengeful urban legend from beyond the grave, but this creepy killer is more than just a creepypasta. In the annals of ghosts and haunted housing projects, the Candy Man is a cut above the rest, and the first Candyman movie is actually a moody, atmospheric film that stands beyond the typical quality of horror movies and scary movies. In the same vein as Bloody Mary, one can summon the Candy Man ghost to rack up the kill count and keep his myth alive.
Every Candyman scene and clip reveals the scary elegance of Tony Todd, and from the first Candyman trailer we knew this ghost was unlike any we’d seen before. The first Candyman sequel, Candyman 2, Farewell to the Flesh, was a step down in quality, but still had plenty of gruesome kills as befitting of a horror movie. The third Candy Man sequel, Candyman 3 Day of the Dead, was even more disappointing, not even suitable for a Candyman compilation because there’s hardly a good Candyman scene or Candyman clip to be found. We’re at the point where we are actively hoping for a Candyman reboot, Candyman remake, or anything to bring life back to this sadly neglected horror franchise.