Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) - Horror

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94

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The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

IMDB: 5.3
Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 18 out of 61 found boring (29.5%)

One-line Reviews (48)

The main attack here concerns the appearance at the curio shop which turns into a thrilling chase through a carnival parade as he continually appears among the patrons, though other attacks are bound throughout here.

The Good: Decent cast The Bad: Desperate use of jump scares Weirdly boring Unengaging plot Things I Learnt From This Movie: The Candymans backstory is considerably more entertaining than the movies

The only way I can think of that anyone would prefer this to the original is, as much as I hate to use that cliché, that they did not understand it.

A good Philip Glass score – albeit one that's rehashed from the original – is the only good thing about this lacklustre sequel that's more like an endless slasher flick than the evocative and atmospheric ghost story of the first film.

Whereas the original movie was quite dark and suspenseful, ‘Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh' has a somewhat lighter atmosphere despite obviously trying to remain as dark and serious as the original.

This movie is worth checking out for fans of the original and is in general an averagely entertaining horror movie.

Yet for what it is, "Candyman II" is quite entertaining, and still manages to remain rather atmospheric.

Poorly made but fun in a cheesy, entertaining way .

Todd is still relatively creepy with his hook for a hand and saying a couple of familiar lines in his cool voice, but the rest of the cast are naff, the origins story is relatively good to watch, and the deaths are still bloody, but it is predictable and a bit ridiculous, it is a rather pointless horror sequel.

Some pretty nifty effects are all that are really here, as the weak succession of false shocks and the slow beginning only detract from the picture.

This movie goes in deep, yet it is very entertaining as well.

They obviously saw dollar signs and gave us this predictable BS.

Even the deaths are boring.

It's slow, the actors are dull or annoying, and most scenes of dramatic dialog have all the flare of a made-for-cable TV movie.

The story delivers an uninspiring lead actress (Kelly Rowan) and gives her an equally uninteresting brother (William O'Leary), neither of whom do much to elicit sympathy in the viewer.

This plodding mess is the reason I hate unnecessary sequels .

The end was the best, very suspenseful.

This is just as bleak, pointless, depressing and horrible to look at.

It plods along, Candyman occasionally turns up to spout some dull speeches & kill the odd person until the somewhat predictable ending where Annie defeats him.

There are some pacing problems with the movie but generally the film plays well and, despite the odd few scenes that weren't really required, manages to remain at least fairly entertaining.

I recommend this purely to those looking for bland horror that delivers what you'd expect and *nothing* else.

And it was a lot better than the stupid "Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)" Enjoyable.

Despite Tony Todd's and Kelly Rowan's incredible performances, the rest of the acting is bland and uninspired, which, I guess fills out the forms of the characters as well.

Professor Purcell, formerly a pretentious blowhard who belittles everyone in sight, is now a depressed wreck who gives people cheap thrills for a living and visits the bar frequently.

First, the pacing of this film is much slower and less taut than the original.

Candyman 2 isn't terrible, it's just hollow, dull.

i found it entertaining and the acting is pretty good.

We know what's going to happen but it's still entertaining.

This tries to explain things that ought to remain unclear, and the effort is boring.

It was emotionless and boring.

The script suffers from too many tedious moments, there's almost no connection with the characters and the voice-over radio dude really annoyed the hell out of me.

In front of his audience, Purcell invokes the Candyman but nothing happens.

She is a compelling actress, and excels in her role as Annie.

Bolstering the legend quite well with the flashbacks to his torture and paring that against his legend between the family really makes for an entertaining horror effort.

I enjoyed it very much.

Being nothing more than a retread of Bernard Rose's Candyman, this is all rather a pointless exercise in gory effects and lifeless acting.

The character's are bland & forgettable, the dialogue the same & even though I saw it only a few hours ago I'm actually struggling to remember anything about it apart from a highly annoying DJ called Kingfisher who makes a regular appearance on the soundtrack.

This begins with a dull retelling of the myth(which, as you may remember, took time to get to last time around...

Dreary sequel, despite resetting the narrative to the tale's original location of New Orleans (with flashbacks to the Candyman's grisly fate).

Candyman 2 had a better story line than the first and was more thrilling, Tony Todd returns as the Hookman himself, Candyman.

Though, it's not as smart, or incredibly gripping this time around, with it leading more towards graphic violence and having some tedious moments slowing down the pace.

It just bores me.

This is utterly predictable, it is no longer clever or layered, and the script increases in stupidity at an exponential rate as it progresses, until it spins out of control and then blissfully ends, on what you know is a low note.

He's a fantastic character with wonderful screen presence who is tapped in dull, poorly shot movies, and I won't give up hope, because it took a couple of sequels for horror greats like Jason Vorhees to get up to speed.

This is a boring sequel that should have never been made.

Candyman Farewell to the Flesh was an alright horror movie and the story could've worked better, but it just seemed like your typical horror sequel and it could be predictable at times.

I think it's a waste of time totally not worth of the Candyman-title.

"Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh" is very much a highly entertaining and enjoyable sequel, building the lead villain into much more of a classic "boogeyman" figure and piling on the scares (and bodies) to new heights.