The original Candyman film was released in 1992. It was based on a story by Clive Barker called “The Forbidden”. The film follows a grad student named Helen Lyle, played by Virginia Madsen, researching urban myths. One that catches her attention is the story of Candyman. Legend says that if you say his name five times in a mirror, he will appear and kill the one who summoned him, using a hook on the stump of his right hand. As she investigates, she exposes a group of thugs using the legend of Candyman to silence their victims. Thinking the worst is over, she is confronted by the true Candyman, played by Tony Todd, who begs her to become his victim, so that the legend can live on.
NECA has released a new 8″ scale clothed figure of Candyman. The figure itself is based on the second film in the trilogy, Farewell To the Flesh. It includes a fabric coat, interchangeable portraits, and a removable rotting chest. I picked up the figure from sponsor Entertainment Earth. Read on to check out my thoughts, and a full photo gallery.