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MicroReview: Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)



The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Review

Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) ambles his way through Candyman II with a film that has a story that was apparently written by Clive Barker. I can only assume it was based loosely on an "idea in passing". Having all the spark of a latter Hellraiser DTV sequel, barely featuring Tony Todd in the titular role, the premise of the film could very well have been written with any supernatural killer in mind.

Hellraiser: Farewell to the Flesh, anyone?

Lest to say it is not a good film. Taking the lead is Kelly Rowan (The O.C.) whose father was killed by Mr. C many years ago. The performance is okay, but not strong enough to hold a film up. Veronica Cartwright (Alien) has a small role, and is by far the best actor in the film. Todd is not on screen long enough to matter - again reminding me of hellish churned out DTV sequels.

Sadly, it's not scary, and suffers from being extremely bland, if not boring. And I don't think that's Tony Todd on the cover. Just saying.

One to avoid.


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