In a town of New Orleans
when a Mardi Gras party happens an author
named Phillip Purcell (Michael Culkin)
talks about his novel on the Candyman
(Tony Todd) on if he's real or a myth by
looking in the reflection on his book and
calling his name 5 times then entertains
the audience with someone attacking him
with a hook for all fun. But however, the
Candyman kills him later on in a washroom
after a disturbed man named Ethan Tarrant
(William O'Leary) tells him what he has
Then Ethan's sister Annie (Kelly Rowan)
is teaching at school and says the
Candyman's name 5 times and thinks
nothing of it. Later on the Candyman
shows up in her apartment and kills her
boyfriend Paul McKeever (Timothy Carhart)
and then later on telling her that she's
pregnant with his baby and continues to
kill her loved one's one by one as she
tries to get help but people only think
that the Candyman is just a story and
that Annie is the suspect to all the
murders going on.
The beginning shows
a nice beginning with a supporting character Phillip Purcell talking about the Candyman
whether he's a myth or not and staring
into his reflective novel saying his name
5 times which leaves a nice impression to
The sequel was
again average but still a passable story.
It showed a nice moment about the
Candyman impregnating someone he tries to
control this time as it was something
There's a good moment with him walking down the street and Ethan Tarrant coming up to him and acting
obnoxious about the Candyman being
unleashed which looked very well done and Phillip getting cocky about it
We have a good shot with Phillip in a washroom and then a power flicking
as he reacts well getting a little
nervous. There's also a good shot on the Candyman standing behind a doorway to
the washroom and then a nice approach on
him behind Phillip about to do
There's many good discussions between Annie and Ethan with her growing impatient
with him at a table and getting
aggressive and later on Annie losing control and smashing a glass wall
which looked intense.
We have a nice moment with Annie in a classroom going to the mirror and
saying the Candyman's name 5 times which
was strongly done on her not taking
it seriously and almost being hesitant to
say it the fifth time. We also have a
good shot on a window with a bee on the
window then falling to the ground and
dying and then a good shot on Annie with Matthew Ellis touching
There's a good presence with Candyman coming up to Annie with his
deadly speaking towards her and her
sobbing and acting scared which looked
We have a great shot on the Candyman picking
up Paul McKeever with his hook with a good moment on him chocking in pain.
There's a great emotional moment with Paul telling Pam Carver on what had
happened with good camera shots on each
of their faces when this happens.
We have a good scene between Annie and Honore Thibideaux showing her some stuff of painting
pictures and discussing about the
Candyman. There's also a good shot on Honore going to a blanket where there's
some bees on it and removes it with the Candyman suddenly rising up and Honore looking
shocked along with nice effects shots on
bees swarming over his face which looked
We have a nice emotional moment between Ethan and Annie having
another discussion at the table.
There's a perfect moment with Detective Ray
Levesque acting obnoxious and
abusive towards Ethan by
throwing him around and trying to force
him to say the Candyman's name at a
mirror and then there's a good shot on the Candyman himself behind Ray with a hook
and Ethan is freaking out.
Then we have a good shot on Ethan running and then being shot down which
There's a good emotional moment with Annie getting demanding with Octavia Tarrant about situations as she does
well crying along with the Candyman coming up behind Octavia and putting
his hook near her face.
We spot a good shot and weak reaction on Octavia crawling on the floor and
pressing an alarm after being stabbed by
There's a perfect shot on Annie running
down a fleet of stairs showing great
energy to this.
We have a perfect moment with the Candyman coming up to Annie and convincing her to
come to him and explains his past life.
There's great intense shots on him during
a flashback moment being tortured to
death in a field making it hard to watch.
We have some terrific shots on Annie smashing things in a room trying to find
something and screaming with shots on the
There's many great shots on a broken down
house with her trying to struggle from
some muddy water with pieces of wood from
the house tearing apart.
A good shot on her rising her
head staring coldly towards the Candyman while holding a hand mirror.
Bottom line: The sequel was again average but still a passable story. It showed a nice moment about the Candyman impregnating someone he tries to control this time as it was something new.
However, when someone called the
Candyman's name it seemed too obvious
that he was going to show up right away
to do a killing as in the first film only
once or twice his name was called through
a mirror and making his appearance very
mysterious. But again this is a sequel so
we all know what's going to happen
We have a great ending when you think the
nightmare is almost over it just about
isn't that involves the Candyman's child.
I'm not saying one way or the other what
happens in the ending so you have to
watch it yourself but it does make you
want to watch part 3 for sure.
We also spot some flashbacks on how the
Candyman got his name and how he was
killed too making it hard to watch but
well done at the same time.
The acting is
quite good as Tony Todd (Candyman) still
showed his evil charm
with his deep and deadly voice. He knows
this part inside out for sure.
Kelly Rowan (Annie Tarrant) knew her stuff in the
film showing great aggressions when she
needed to and knew how to cry along with
her other emotions whenever this was
necessary. She was a true character
William O'Leary (Ethan Tarrant) was another great
actor who knew how to act disturbed and
obnoxious about the Candyman legend in
the film. His part was very necessary for
a sequel without a doubt and didn't let
us down with what he had to do.
Gianopoulos (Detective Ray
Levesque) was perfect as a nasty
detective in the film showing a
believeable demanding attitude and was
convincing when he had to act violent
too especially throwing someone around and getting demanding.
Joshua Gibran Mayweather (Matthew Ellis) really
brought on his charm as a teenage
highschool student showing lots of good
aura and energy about him. Two thumbs up.
Timothy Carhart (Paul McKeever) showed a great
bubbly attitude to his part as the
boyfriend to the lead actress in the film
acting full of character to his part and
we can never forget him. He brought
everything to his part and showing a good
sense of humor too.
Veronica Cartwright (Octavia Tarrant) never let me
down with any show I've seen her in and
was perfect with someone who had a dark
secret about her ex-husband and was
perfect on her sobbing before her last
performance in the film.
There's a camera shot
looking down on Kelly Rowan as
we nearly see a breast shot on her but
her arms are covering most of her
The Candyman stabs
many of his victims through the chest
with his hook and plenty of blood
A person's face is devoured by bees
The Candyman's hand is sawed off during a
flashback scene and boy is it ever
The Candyman falls apart piece by piece
We have many wonderful
chanting sounds throughtout the
suspenseful moments of the film along
with the odd nice organ music which is
composed by Philip Glass who did
the music for the first film and still
has the perfect touch in whatever he does
for the story.
Tarrant: You're next, Purcell! Groin