Candyman is a Cenobite.Both stories which Hellraiser and Candyman are based off of are by Clive Barker. Each character only causes mayhem when they are summoned. To top it off all they know after their deaths are pain and pleasure.
Candyman killed Sammy Davis, Jr.It was a long hunt, but the outcome was never in doubt. The Candyman can after all...
Helen is the reincarnation of Candyman's loverHence his determination to get her to agree to give up her life and be with him.