History YMMV / Candyman

6th Apr '18 3:55:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* FauxSymbolism: The first two films deal heavily in this.
** ''Candyman'' explores the concept of religion, specifically the idea that Man created God. When a local gang [[spoiler: is exposed committing crimes and violence as "The Candyman"]], the being in question ends up actually showing up to reinforce the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly community's belief in him]] through HumanSacrifice. The Candyman's lair resembles a decaying, moulded church and he sleeps on a concrete bed reminiscent of an Altar. It overlaps with SmiteMeOMightySmiter, given that stupid people keep activating the summoning ritual in an effort to prove Candyman doesn't exist. It doesn't end well.
** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster]]. This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.

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* FauxSymbolism: The first two films deal heavily in this.
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''Candyman'' explores the concept of religion, specifically the idea that Man created God. When a local gang [[spoiler: is exposed committing crimes and violence as "The Candyman"]], the being in question ends up actually showing up to reinforce the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly community's belief in him]] through HumanSacrifice. The Candyman's lair resembles a decaying, moulded church and he sleeps on a concrete bed reminiscent of an Altar. It overlaps with SmiteMeOMightySmiter, given that stupid people keep activating the summoning ritual in an effort to prove Candyman doesn't exist. It doesn't end well.
** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster]]. This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.
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6th Apr '18 3:52:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Narm}}: Candyman showing up and pulling that asylum doctor ''through a window''. There's also Helen taking this opportunity to walk along the outcropping outside, signal a nurse to let her in, and promptly knock her out to steal her outfit.

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Candyman showing up and pulling that asylum doctor ''through a window''. There's also Helen taking this opportunity to walk along the outcropping outside, signal a nurse to let her in, and promptly knock her out to steal her outfit.



* WhatAnIdiot: Helen, when you wake up in a pool of someone else's blood with a dog head in the hallway and a woman screaming in the other room, you might ''not'' want to pick up the bloody cleaver on the floor and hold it in a menacing fashion.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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Helen, when you wake up in a pool of someone else's blood with a dog head in the hallway and a woman screaming in the other room, you might ''not'' want to pick up the bloody cleaver on the floor and hold it in a menacing fashion.
15th Mar '18 2:04:26 AM drac0blade
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** She thought that the killer was still in there, and a woman was being threatened, if not slaughtered right there and then. Which is worse? Be implicated for murder or become a victim?
15th Jul '17 9:33:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Some viewers have found Candyman's appearance to be ridiculous. Gene Siskel compared his clothing to a blaxploitation pimp's outfit.

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** Some viewers have found Candyman's appearance to be ridiculous. Gene Siskel Creator/GeneSiskel compared his clothing to a blaxploitation pimp's outfit.
15th Jul '17 9:31:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as New Orleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster]]. This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.

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** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as New Orleans, UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster]]. This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.
25th Apr '17 7:50:09 PM Angeldeb82
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Philip Glass's ultra-gothic minimalist score, all wordless choirs and pulsing pipe organ, elevates the film from slasher flick to grand tragedy.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Philip Glass's ultra-gothic minimalist score, all wordless choirs and pulsing pipe organ, elevates the film from slasher flick to grand tragedy.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Philip Glass's ultra-gothic minimalist score, all wordless choirs FauxSymbolism: The first two films deal heavily in this.
** ''Candyman'' explores the concept of religion, specifically the idea that Man created God. When a local gang [[spoiler: is exposed committing crimes
and pulsing pipe organ, elevates violence as "The Candyman"]], the film from slasher flick being in question ends up actually showing up to grand tragedy.reinforce the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly community's belief in him]] through HumanSacrifice. The Candyman's lair resembles a decaying, moulded church and he sleeps on a concrete bed reminiscent of an Altar. It overlaps with SmiteMeOMightySmiter, given that stupid people keep activating the summoning ritual in an effort to prove Candyman doesn't exist. It doesn't end well.
** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as New Orleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster]]. This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.



* SpiritualLicensee: The first film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a Creator/StanleyKubrick horror film such as ''Film/TheShining'' with elements of Creator/DavidLynch. What further helps is that the music by Philip Glass can be considered to be reminiscent of Music/WendyCarlos's electronically musical work (Carlos had worked with Kubrick on films ''The Shining'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'').

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* SpiritualLicensee: SpiritualAdaptation: The first film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a Creator/StanleyKubrick horror film such as ''Film/TheShining'' with elements of Creator/DavidLynch. What further helps is that the music by Philip Glass can be considered to be reminiscent of Music/WendyCarlos's electronically musical work (Carlos had worked with Kubrick on films ''The Shining'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'').



** Really, everyone who summoned Candyman, or at least after the first victim.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The first two films deal heavily in this.
** ''Candyman'' explores the concept of religion, specifically the idea that Man created God. When a local gang [[spoiler: is exposed committing crimes and violence as "The Candyman",]] the being in question ends up actually showing up to reinforce the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly community's belief in him]] through HumanSacrifice. The Candyman's lair resembles a decaying, moulded church and he sleeps on a concrete bed reminiscent of an Altar. It overlaps with SmiteMeOMightySmiter, given that stupid people keep activating the summoning ritual in an effort to prove Candyman doesn't exist. It doesn't end well.
** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as New Orleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster.]] This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.

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** Really, everyone who summoned Candyman, or at least after the first victim.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The first two films deal heavily in this.
** ''Candyman'' explores the concept of religion, specifically the idea that Man created God. When a local gang [[spoiler: is exposed committing crimes and violence as "The Candyman",]] the being in question ends up actually showing up to reinforce the [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly community's belief in him]] through HumanSacrifice. The Candyman's lair resembles a decaying, moulded church and he sleeps on a concrete bed reminiscent of an Altar. It overlaps with SmiteMeOMightySmiter, given that stupid people keep activating the summoning ritual in an effort to prove Candyman doesn't exist. It doesn't end well.
** ''Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh'' sees the legend of the Candyman traveling as far south as New Orleans, where he was originally [[WasOnceAMan born a human and made into a monster.]] This time the exploration is of race, and The Candyman is seen less as a deity and more as a spirit of vengeance.
victim.
7th Mar '17 8:47:25 AM Larkmarn
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*** If that's the case, it could open up a whole new can of worms as to [[AuthorTract what the filmmakers views on God and religion are]] because [[UnfortunateImplications this film seems to come at the above theme from a negative perspective]].
6th Mar '17 6:59:21 AM Loremasta1
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*** If that's the case, it could open up a whole new can of worms as to [[AuthorTract what the filmmakers views on God and religion are]] because [[UnfortunateImplications this film seems to come at the above theme from a negative perspective]].
13th May '16 6:34:51 PM DaFlabbagasta
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* EnforcedMethodActing: For the scenes where Helen is put under Candyman's spell, director Bernard Rose had Viriginia Madsen hypnotized and implanted with a trigger he could use on set to put her under. Thus, Helen's tranced looks are totally for real as Madsen said in interviews she had no full knowledge of the shoot happening around her.
22nd Apr '16 10:04:43 PM MikeW
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* EnforcedMethodActing: For the scenes where Helen is put under Candyman's spell, director Bernard Rose had Viriginia Madsen hypnotized and implanted with a trigger he could use on set to put her under. Thus, Helen's tranced looks are totally for real as Madsen said in interviews she had no full knowledge of the shoot happening around her.
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