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Candyman: Day of the Dead is a sequel to Candyman, released in 1999.

Years after the events of the second film, the Candyman returns once again, this time, during the eve of Day of the Dead, to haunt Los Angeles art gallery owner Caroline McKeever, a distant relative of the Candyman, in order for him to claim her soul.


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  • Asshole Victim: Detective Sacco and Detective Kraft are racist assholes, so its hard to feel too bad for them when Candyman brutally kills Sacco and Kraft posthumously has Candyman’s murders pinned on him.
  • Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit: After Candyman has been dealt with once and for all, Kraft appears, intending to kill Caroline with a hook. Once he is dealt with also, all the previous killing are pinned on him.
  • Gorn: Detective Sacco getting Candyman's hook shoved into his mouth.
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  • Hooks and Crooks: Annie destroys the painting containing the last piece of Candyman's essence with a hook.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: Candyman anews his terror around the time when Mexico prepares to celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos.
  • Irony: Candyman's primary weapon is a hook. Guess what Caroline used to kill him.
  • Karmic Death: Candyman is destroyed by his own descendant, with the same kind of weapon he once used to murder her mouther.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The scene where Caroline summons Candyman is also where she appears only in her panties and a low cut shirt.
  • Spooky Painting: Candyman's good side is held within a set of paintings, notably his own, and as everybody knows evil can't exist without good, so Caroline has to destroy the paintings to kill him.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Annie Tarrant is revealed to have been killed by the Candyman after she called him to give herself to him to protect her daughter Caroline. Candyman killed her by slitting her throat with his hook and made it look like a suicide.
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  • Title of the Dead: Used as a subtitle.

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