Trivia / Candyman

  • Enforced Method Acting: According to this video, Virginia Madsen was hypnotized and given a Trigger Phrase on set whenever filming the scenes where her character encountered Candyman. She became increasingly uncomfortable with it and eventually had it removed.
  • Star-Making Role: Tony Todd had some notable roles before (most notably in Platoon and the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead), but this was the film that made him a horror icon.
  • Troubled Production: In order to ensure the film crew's safety filming the Cabrini-Green exterior scenes, various local gang members had to be promised roles as extras in exchange for the crew's safety. However, a sniper round took out one of the windows on the production van on the last day. Also, there were no practical special effects for the bee scenes, including the scene where bees flew out of Tony Todd's mouth. And to top it off, Virginia Madsen was extremely allergic to bees, so the production crew had to go out of their way to make certain ambulances were on standby at all times
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Coupled with WTH, Casting Agency? in that the original choice for the role of Candyman was Eddie Murphy, of all people.
    • Virginia Madsen was originally set to play Bernadette until the actress who was set to play Helen became pregnant. Sandra Bullock was also considered for the role of Helen.