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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1994)




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The avenging 19th-century ghoul returns in this sequel to the 1992 sleeper Candyman. The character, based on a Clive Barker tale, was once the artist Daniel Robitaille in the post-war South. After being caught compromising the virtue of a plantation owner's daughter, whose portrait he was commissioned to paint, Robitaille had his hand sawn off and was then smothered in honey and left to be stung to death by angry bees. In this episode he goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras where he begins bedeviling the wealthy Tennant family. The father, who has figured out how to get rid of the Candyman, is soon killed, leaving his son Ethan to take the fall. Now Ethan's sister Annie must find out how to stop Candyman before he strikes again. Her research leads her into the darkest underpinnings of Candy's grim life.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Rand Ravich, Mark Kruger
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On DVD: Aug 28, 2001
PolyGram Video


Tony Todd
as Candyman
Bill Nunn
as Rev. Ellis
Matt Clark
as Honore Thibideaux
David Gianopoulos
as Det. Ray Levesque
Caroline Barclay
as Caroline Sullivan
Russell Buchanan
as Kingfisher
R. Michael Bergeron
as Coleman Tarrant
Brianna Blanchard
as Young Caroline
Ralph Joseph
as Mr. Jeffries
Michael Culkin
as Phillip Purcell
Randy Oglesby
as Heyward Sullivan
Erin Labranche
as Little Girl Doctor
Carl Leblanc
as Little Boy King
Maria Alaina Mason
as Befuddled Teacher
Stephen Dunn
as Thug No. 2
Glen Gomez
as Kingfish
Steven Hartman
as Young Boy
Eric William Pierson
as Ben the Busboy
Terrence Rosemore
as Suspicious Man at Ma...
Carol Sutton
as Angry Woman at Matth...
Amy Ryder
as Hostile Woman at Cab...
Hunt Scarritt
as Scraggly Vagrant
Eric Cadora
as Man in Bookstore
Sandy Bird
as 1st Woman in Booksto...
Patricia Sansone
as 2nd Woman in Booksto...
Steve Picerni
as Police Guard
Daniel Dupont
as Reporter No. 1
Nate Bynum
as Reporter No. 2
Monica L. Monica
as Reporter No. 3
Russell Buchanan
as Kingfisher
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Critic Reviews for Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

A lame sequel that is incoherent with regard to the first movie and full of cheap scares followed by some stupid exploding sound. But even worst is to see that the brilliant idea of Candyman being a living rumor is replaced by a ghost-in-the-mirror curse.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Candyman 2- Farewell To The Flesh is a terrific follow up to Candyman. The story is set in New Orleans, and in this film we have a back story to the Candyman.The film surrounds a school teacher whos father was killed by the Candyman. The teachers brother is wrongfully accused of the murders and she seeks answers to the Candyman legend. Like I've mentioned, Farewell To The Flesh adds a back story and goes in depth on why the Candyman kills. We find out he was a slave in love with a white woman, and the woman bore him a child, the father of the woman was infuriated, and formed a lynch mob. They cut off his hand, and spread honey all over him, and he died of numerous bee stings. This sequel is pretty impressive and is almost as good as the original. But of course you can't beat the original film. Tony Todd gives a phenomenal performance as Candyman. Farewell To The Flesh is one creepy and entertaining sequel. Clive Barker produces this terrifying sequel, and the scares are top notch. Farewell To The Flesh is a terrific, underrated horror film that every Horror fan should check out. I really don't understand why this sequel has gotten such a bad rep. But in most case, ignore the negative critiques of this film, I am a diehard Horror fan and I thoroughly enjoyed this film. If you loved the first film, and you needed answers to the questions that you had, then this film might answer quite a few. A well made, and terrifying sequel.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


ha tony Todd is such a has-been now. i saw an interview of hin talking about working on the Crow and he was talking about how mysterious his character is and breaking down his personality and everything, its like dude, youre 1 line in the movie was "they call him the avenger". man thats dynamic! how did Tony Todd not get an Oscar for the Crow!? cmon people

Coxxie Mild Sauce

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