aka Candyman 3, Candyman 3 – Day Of The Dead
93 min., 1999
Written by Al Septien/Turi Meyer
Directed by Turi Meyer
My rating: ★★
Thank God this is the last!
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This picks up after number two with the daughter of Annie Tarrant from number two, named Caroline McKeever (Donna D’Errico) waking up from a nightmare involving The Candyman (Tony Todd). She gives a brief retelling of what happened to Daniel Robitaille (the Candyman) to her friend/roommate, then it switches to her seeing a poster of an art exhibit. It features art of Daniel Robitaille but is promoted as the Candyman. She gets pissed and then during the exhibit a guy shows up with a hook to make the show more exciting. She falls for him, because what’s the best way to get women? That’s right! care the shit out of them. Isn’t that how all true love really begins? That’s when the killings begin. Oh, the other main focus is a racist cop. Why? Just because, I guess.
Now the acting is actually okay. No one is really trying incredibly hard, and they seem to be going through the numbers, which is fine and it gets the point across. Tony Todd is the only real stand out, but that is to be expected.
The effects are also just okay. The gore is there and that’s always fun to see, and the use of REAL bees is another plus. The bad effects are just that, bad. Rubber looking hooks are never fun to see, but you aren’t going to really notice, so it’s not that much of a problem. Ignore it and have some fun.
I know that (for the most part) as a series goes along, the acting gets worse as does the story and even the effects seem to suffer. But really? Are they really trying to pass this off as a sequel? What happens in part two is kinda understandable, but they are wanting us to accept that after breaking most of the fear of him (part 1) and destroying the mirror that contained his soul (part 2) wasn’t enough and that you have to—SPOILER—destroy his artwork to really kill him. WHAT! Now this is a great example of what not to do with an awesome villain and how to get rid of them.Have You Read...?