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Sign In. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Hide Spoilers. Good Sequel Keith 25 January Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is actually a good sequel to the successful original. This one goes more in-depth than the original as we find out how Candyman came about and we see how he was killed.
The plot is somewhat similar to the original. A schoolteacher named Annie Tarrant, whose father was murdered "Candyman-style" a few years earlier, does not believe in Candyman and says his name 5 times into a mirror to prove to her students he doesn't exist.
Wrong move Annie. Soon after she does this a series of brutal murders occur while Candyman seduces her to "Be with him". Lots of bees and blood in this good sequel! Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. MovieAddict 18 June I think the original Candyman is a very good horror film and builds upon the mythos of such Die Blauen Lippen Der Eisprinzessin - Hardmate - Früher, Ganz Ganz Früher legends as "Bloody Mary" and so on and so forth.
It didn't feature the best acting in the world but it was suitable and the atmosphere was very scary. The sequel, "Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh," is as most horror sequels typically are -- inferior and less scary.
Yet for what it is, "Candyman II" is quite entertaining, and still manages to remain rather atmospheric. The film takes place in New Orleans around the Mardi Gras and it's got some good scary segments. Some aren't so scary but are fun to watch. We know what's going to Philip Glass - Candyman 2: Farewell To The Flesh (Original 1995 Motion Picture Soundtrack) but it's still entertaining. No this isn't expertly made but it isn't mind-numbingly bad as some of the genre are.
Basically it's loads of blood but it also retains its creepy cinematography and the direction is better than expected. Overall this kept me entertained, which is all I expected in the first place. I don't know why, but I decided to get into the Candyman sequels, I did enjoy the first Candyman, so why not see the sequels? Tony Todd is an awesome boogeyman as well, so I was kinda looking forward to seeing the second Candyman and curious where the story was going.
While the story worked in some ways, I wasn't that thrilled about it. Not to mention I I. Allegro Assai - Pleyel*, Orsolya Kaczander*, Lajos Lencsés, Vilmos Szabadi, Péter Bársony, Péter like the city change, I'm just filled with so much Chicago pride, you know?
Annie is a school teacher and her brother is up on murder charges, he is also being accused of murdering her father who was truly murdered by the famous Candyman. Annie knows that her brother is innocent, but her kids start to test her patience on the Candyman myth, to prove them wrong, she calls to the Candyman and makes a big mistake. She finds out that her great grandmother was the lover of Candyman and he wants her now to bring out his past. Candyman Farewell to the Flesh was an alright horror movie and the story could've worked better, but it just seemed like your typical horror sequel and it could be predictable at times.
But the husband dying, that was a pretty cool scene I have to admit. So, if you want to, watch it, but it's nothing to get excited over.
RElKO 25 July They had to do it. They had to make a sequel to one of the greatest horror movies of the 90s. But it's always sad to see how much difference in quality there has to be. I have to say, as far as sequels of slasher movies go, this ain't that bad. It has good production values. But of course the great acting performances of the original are gone except for Tony Todd's, who is almost equally as good as he was in the original. But also gone are the great editing and photography, the gritty realistic feel of the original, the eerie and moody score of Philip Glass - Candyman 2: Farewell To The Flesh (Original 1995 Motion Picture Soundtrack) Glass.
I Want A New Drug - Various - 1984. The Music just continues ripping people up with motives that are standard in slasher movies. The bees are involved more in the gory scenes, but are still underused. Not half as good as the first movie. I haven't seen the third nor am i interested in doing so.
Bobo 8 August Candyman was a creative horror masterpiece with a fantastic premise, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh had the stupidest, most overused and pathetic premise. It held the foul stench of cheap knock offs. Stealing plots from Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street and every other slasher film. It was so intolerable and stupid that it brings the term sequel to a new low.
Sham33 21 July I think this movie is really, really underrated. I love that. The story of the man's past was well-done and the gore in this film is fantastic. There's a lot of jumps and suspense. The acting was very decent, especially Tony Todd of course.
He was as creepy as in the original, and Kelly Rowan was OK. Veronica Cartwright was good too, after her great performance almost 20 year before in "Alien ". It also features the great soundtrack by Phillip Glass. And it was a lot better than the stupid "Candyman: Day of the Dead " Enjoyable. The Creeper 28 January The O Thou Joyful Day - Heintje - When The Christmas Bells Are Ringing Really doesn't even Show itself.
Why should you go See This Movie? In New Orleans during the Mardi Gras festival an author who wrote a book about the legend of the Candyman is murdered and someone who he had a confrontation with that night is accused of the act. Although the accuser's sister a schoolteacher tries to discover who actually did kill the expert and learns that the legend of The Candyman is for real. She has conjured up the mythical serial killer by repeating his name in front of the mirror Philip Glass - Candyman 2: Farewell To The Flesh (Original 1995 Motion Picture Soundtrack) times.
This is where the horrifying nightmare begins and some surprising revelations occur. The sequel to the underrated original you could say its just another slasher because it lacks the psychological edge, but I thought it was a reasonably good one and above the usual routine slasher. Sure it doesn't Philip Glass - Candyman 2: Farewell To The Flesh (Original 1995 Motion Picture Soundtrack) the hypnotic power and impact of the original, but it still delivers enough well arranged shocks and has an mildly interesting plot that delves a little a bit more into the Candyman's background.
With it showing us flashbacks of the painful ordeal he faced and how he became this legend. The plot isn't entirely focused on the Candyman legend like the original waswith the investigation leading more towards the sister finding out about her family secrets while trying to get her brother of the hook and basically the legend is woven into it. Though, it's not as smart, or incredibly gripping this time around, with it leading more towards graphic violence and having some tedious moments slowing down the pace.
It starts off rather slow, but it gets better as the story moves along and some moderate surprises pop up, but really it isn't that hard to guess to where the story is heading and some things just don't add up. The cloud of mystery around the Candyman just seems to be gone, or I should say far less evoking, with it seamlessly rehashing a lot material and ideas which were done so more effectively in the first film.
On a whole it just doesn't capture the intense power and poetic tussle of the original's subtle plot and elegant dialogue. The material seems to want to force-feed us the information and the narration by the damn DJ Philip Glass - Candyman 2: Farewell To The Flesh (Original 1995 Motion Picture Soundtrack) really starting to get on my nerves after awhile. The look and direction of the film was alright, but it lacked the polish production values and the touch of detail and class.
Atmosphere was slightly disappointing, because the dreaded build up is only effective in short pockets because it's was replaced by too many jump out scares that eases the tension. Although saying that it did provide some freaky sequences, but that was on the behalf of Todd's towering presence. Also there's a nice amount of nasty deaths and blood splattering for gore fanatics.
Great makeup achieved and you got to love those special effects. The score from the original is used again and it creates that sense of mystic and doom that flooded the original. On show again is strong camera-work that truly catches your eye. The performances are fair with two reasonable standouts. Easily Tony Todd as the harrowing Candyman, who lives the part as the tormented soul perfectly and Veronica Cartwright turns in a surprise performance.
Kelly Rowan as the heroine isn't bad either. The dialogue isn't that riveting, but Todd's echoing voice causes chills to run up your spine. Something about this fictional legend is quite impressive in my eyes.
He lives on the pain and the people's fear of him. This is what gives him power and keeps his legend alive. Really, he is nothing but a heart lorn soul.
Overall, it doesn't hold up to the original, but as for a sequel, it's not all that bad. For some reason the whole Candyman mythos is retconned a bit here. They claim he was born and killed in New Orleans and not Chicago now. I don't know why. I would like to think it's part of the very nature of urban legends in that they change to suit whomever needs them. Region by region, time by time. Overall this is a standard retread of the original but lacking the verve, originality, and sense of theme it had.
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