The legend of Candyman


Briana Del Rio, staff writer

Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman!

Boom you’ve summoned him, the Candyman movies are a series of films based on a book called “Book of blood” . The first Candyman film was released on October 16, 1992 and was based on two bestfriends Helen Lynch and Anne-Marie McCoy, who were researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago’s north side.

While researching, Anne-Marie stumbled upon the urban legend of a knife-wielding figure “Candyman” ,which some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. Anne-Marie then tells Helen (who is a skeptic) all about it.

Later Helen starts believing after a man matching Candyman’s description  begins stalking her. Then the second film, Candyman:Farewell to the Flesh was released on March 15, 1995. The film was based in New Orleans, a professor Annie Tarrant who was a skeptic. She begins to hear rumers about Candyman, she then decides to summon him. Summoning him would lead to the most horrifying Mardi Gras of her life.

Then in 1999 the film  CandyMan: Day of the Dead, came out. Art collector Caroline McKeever started to research about an old relative who got lynched by a white mob generation before. Once she finds him he wants  her to join him in  a vengeance, begins murdering his friends and making her appear responsible for the murders.

Then she later tries to convince the racist police officer that her relative “Candyman” is the one responsible.

Now to present day 2021. A decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his partner  moved into a new loft. After a strange encounter with an “old-timer”  he is exposed to the real story behind “candyman”.

During a few renovations, Anthony unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unleashes a very terrifying wave of violence.

In all films Candyman is played by Tony Todd! The new film debuted August 27. You can watch it for $11.29 in the AMC theater at the Shops at Perry Crossings.