History Film / Candyman

2nd Nov '17 8:56:41 PM Pren
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* TheCameo: Ted Raimi as the boyfriend in the opening scene.
6th Oct '17 7:03:05 PM intastiel
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* MurderIntoMalevolence:
** Daniel Robitaille was a freedman raised in "polite society", i.e. white society, who fell in love with a plantation owner's daughter while painting her portrait. When she became pregnant, her father [[TorchesAndPitchforks had a mob chase him down]] and brutally murder him. End result: Robitaille becomes the Candyman, a murderous spirit who now only cares to "empower his myth" by hunting down anyone who chants his name five times into a mirror and gutting them with a hook.
** Candyman {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope himself in the first film: he torments and ultimately causes the violent death of the female protagonist. The twist ending reveals she too becomes a murderous spirit.
18th Sep '17 4:23:00 AM Homemaderat
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The backstory given by the first movie claims that Candyman was lynched in Cabrini Green around 1890. Construction didn't begin on Cabrini Green until 1942. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Candyman's urban legend doesn't need precise historical accuracy to give him life.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The backstory given by the first movie claims that Candyman was lynched in Cabrini Green around 1890. Construction didn't begin on Cabrini Green until 1942. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Candyman's urban legend doesn't need precise historical accuracy to give him life.life and as mentioned in the sequel section it was used to reveal the first film's version of the backstory was proven inaccurate.
6th Sep '17 10:09:30 PM Scoutstr295
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* BrokenPedestal: After Helen becomes a murder suspect, the attitude of Det. Frank Valento, who initially acted as an ally to Helen to help her investigate the murders and aided her after her assault, [[TookALevelInJerkass turns cold and hostile towards her]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] given that Helen was found carrying a meat cleaver at a bloody crime scene and has seemingly murdered and infant and brutally killed a dog (which really was killed in-universe, just not by her).

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* BrokenPedestal: After Helen becomes a murder suspect, the attitude of Det. Frank Valento, who initially acted as an ally to Helen to help her investigate the murders and aided her after her assault, [[TookALevelInJerkass turns cold and hostile towards her]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] given that Helen was found carrying a meat cleaver at a bloody crime scene and has seemingly murdered and an infant and brutally killed a dog (which really was killed in-universe, just not by her).
24th Aug '17 11:43:18 AM Scoutstr295
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* AdaptationExpansiion: The film adds the plot of [[spoiler:Helen being framed for Candyman's murders]].

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* AdaptationExpansiion: AdaptationExpansion: The film adds the plot of [[spoiler:Helen being framed for Candyman's murders]].
24th Aug '17 11:42:29 AM Scoutstr295
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* AdaptationExpansiion: The film adds the plot of [[spoiler:Helen being framed for Candyman's murders]].
17th Aug '17 7:56:09 PM Scoutstr295
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** Candyman's coat is purple, much like [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory a certain candyman of a different kind]].

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** Candyman's coat is a very dark purple, much like emulating [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory a certain candyman of a different kind]].


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Anne-Marie's baby.]]
17th Aug '17 7:38:22 PM Scoutstr295
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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Played straight with the baby Helen, but super averted in the short story.]]

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Played straight with the baby Helen, Helen rescues in the film, but super averted in the short story.]]
16th Aug '17 11:34:29 PM Scoutstr295
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* TruthInTelevision: Even though the method of killing may have been more "creative" than real life, [[spoiler: Candyman's story, minus the supernatural elements,]] tragically happened many times in U.S. history. From the time of slavery until the mid-20th Century, being involved with a white woman would be a ''very'' good way for a black man to fall victim to a lynch mob.

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* TruthInTelevision: Even though the method of killing may have been more "creative" than real life, [[spoiler: Candyman's story, minus the supernatural elements,]] tragically happened many times in U.S. history. From the time of slavery until the mid-20th Century, being involved with a white woman would be have been a ''very'' good way for a black man to fall victim to a lynch mob.
16th Aug '17 11:31:47 PM Scoutstr295
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* TruthInTelevision: Even though the method of killing may have been more "creative" than real life, [[spoiler: Candyman's story, minus the supernatural elements,]] tragically happened many times in U.S. history. From until the time of slavery until well after the turn of the century, a black man involved with a white woman would often find himself on the receiving end of [[DeadlyEuphemism mob 'justice'; lynch mob that is]].

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* TruthInTelevision: Even though the method of killing may have been more "creative" than real life, [[spoiler: Candyman's story, minus the supernatural elements,]] tragically happened many times in U.S. history. From until the time of slavery until well after the turn of the century, a black man mid-20th Century, being involved with a white woman would often find himself on the receiving end of [[DeadlyEuphemism mob 'justice'; be a ''very'' good way for a black man to fall victim to a lynch mob that is]].mob.
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