WMG / Candyman

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.
  • While the Candyman has similarities to the Cenobites, it would probably be more like Candyman is an agent of another section of Hell. Movie versions wise Cenobites are mostly people who went into Hell willingly or were Pinhead craft projects. Candyman here has a bit more sympathetic death, but he could have been offered the job by Leviathan with his entry based on belief.
  • Story wise: Candyman generally is still a thing that is summoned into the world by belief and in The Hellbound Heart, Kirsty wonders if there are other portals into Hell, so not too farfetched an idea there either.

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 lover
Hence his determination to get her to agree to give up her life and be with him.