Candyman movie review: supernatural horror sequel starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is fresh, frightening and relevant

4/5 starsThe 1992 horror film Candyman, directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose and based on a Clive Barker short story, The Forbidden, became an instant classic.The story of an urban myth, it examined the legend behind Candyman – a 19th century son of a slave who was tortured and killed by a lynch mob. Those foolish enough to do so can summon him into being by saying his name five times in front of a mirror.While two other sequels were shot, Farewell to the Flesh (1995) and Day of the Dead …

Candyman movie review: supernatural horror sequel starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is fresh, frightening and relevant
4/5 starsThe 1992 horror film Candyman, directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose and based on a Clive Barker short story, The Forbidden, became an instant classic.The story of an urban myth, it examined the legend behind Candyman – a 19th century son of a slave who was tortured and killed by a lynch mob. Those foolish enough to do so can summon him into being by saying his name five times in front of a mirror.While two other sequels were shot, Farewell to the Flesh (1995) and Day of the Dead …