Friday, August 6, 2010

BAD MOVIE REVIEW: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

Tony Todd is back as Candyman, the hook for a hand son of a bitch slashing through people left and right. This film is really good for the backstory alone. It wasn't anywhere near as scary as the original. The lighting and the director just didn't make any of it seem all that haunting to me.

I love hearing the whole story of candyman. I love all the little nuances that explain various things about the mythos of candyman. The mob saying his name five times, the child calling him candyman for the first time, and of course the mirror. It's a sad story really and candyman being a victim to a mob of chrisitan racists in the glory days of slavery is a tragic tale. It's no wonder he's takin out all his aggressions on "whitey" but thats's fucking Tony Todd. He can kill all the white folks he wants cuz that mofo is god.

Yes I like Tony Todd. He's so evil in everything he does. He only 'acts' normal when his character needs to be. His portrayal as candyman is excellent once again. His stance and his glare is the same as the first. When he's on screen he really owns it. I love it.

The effects are great. The majority of the kills are done with candyman's trademark hook. I guess I don't understand how he's pushing it through someones back...since that part is the blunt end. It is nevertheless effective in mutilating the hell out of his victims.

All in all...Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is a pretty decent horror sequel. It can be tedious trying to find a decent sequel in the sea of straight to video crappy sci-fi channel produced sequels (which this one is not) but this one happens to come off as a good flick. To quote Candyman, "Death is only the beginning."

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