Everyone’s favorite supernatural killer with a hook is back in Scream Factory’s Blu-Ray release for 1995’s Candyman: Farewell to the flesh! Where the 1992 film found itself based in Chicago the setting for the sequel takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and expands the mythos of the Candyman (Tony Todd) himself.
This time the film focuses on Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan) who is a young schoolteacher for underprivileged students. Unbeknownst to Annie her life has been touched by the specter of the Candyman when her Father was murdered years ago. When in an effort to calm her students who are all terrified by the legend of the force of vengeance, Annie looks in the mirror and before her assembled students dares to say the name of Candyman five times. Nothing happens until later that evening when far too late Annie has learned she has made herself a target of the killer…but he doesn’t slay her like he does when others call his name but he begins to kill those she comes in contact with, leaving her to try and solve the answer to the mystery that her own Father stumbled upon years prior.
Will Annie be able to find a way to stop the Candyman?
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh was directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) and stars veteran actress Veronica Cartwright (The Birds, Alien) as Annie’s Mother. The moody and stunning score was composed by none other than the legendary Philip Glass (Candyman, Dracula)!
As we expect from Scream Factory they have loaded up this Blu-Ray release with special features:
Audio Commentary With Director Bill Condon
THE CANDYMAN LEGACY – A New Interview With Tony Todd
DOWN MEMORY LANE – A New Interview With Veronica Cartwright
You can pre-order your copy of Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh by following the link below: