Candyman is a supernatural killer from the Candyman Franchise. He first appeared in Clive Barker's Candyman and has been played by Tony Todd and Edi Gathegi in all 5 movies in the film series.
He is the lover to Caroline Sullivan and the father of Isabel Sullivan. He is also the ancestor and great-great grandfather to Annie Tarrant, Clarie Lyle, Roxanne Robinson and Caroline Mckeever. After his death Daniel returns back the earth as the ghostly phantom by the name of Candyman, killing who ever says his name in the mirror with a bloody hook that replaced his hand.
With only 3 movies in the series, Candyman has still proved an iconic character in Horror and is as memorable as Freddy or Jason, bearing a Hook for a hand and a legion of Bees to his will. With his legend as memorable in real life as it is in the movies, Candyman is a Horror Icon.
Candyman takes up the form of a lean and really tall African-American man, six feet and five inches, easily dwarfing over all the other characters in the Candyman movies. His attire consists of a large, brown (later black in the second and third film) fur trenchcoat, a white cravat around his neck, gray pants (later black pants), a pair of polished black leather shoes and a bloody hook in place for his right hand, which he uses to mutilate his victims.
His trenchcoat is used in order to conceal his grotesque mutilations, the product of the torture that he suffered shortly before his death. Underneath it reveals candyman's skinless ribcage and hollowed-out abdomen, as well as his internal organs that are being infested by the many bees living within him. His hair is jet-black and curly, but kept very short.
Second film: Black capier trenchcoat, a grey cravat around his neck, black pants and black leather shoes.
Third film: Black fur trenchcoat with buttons, white long-sleeved blouse, black overalls pants, and black boots.
Encounter with Helen LyleEditHelen Lyle is a graduate student conducting research for her thesis on interviewing freshmen about their superstitions, she hears about a local legend known as Candyman. The legend contains many thematic elements similar to the most well known , including endangered babysitters, spirits who , and maniac killers with unnatural deformities. The legend states that while Candyman was the son of a slave (Daniel Robitallie), he nevertheless became a well known artist. Yet, after falling in love with a white woman (Caroline Sullivian) who becomes pregnant, Candyman is chased through the plantation and when caught, has his drawing hand cut off and replaced with a hook. He is then smeared with honey (prompting the locals to chant 'Candyman' a total of 5 times- hence the 'say his name 5 times into the mirror'), stolen from a nearby apiary, and the bees sting him to death. The legend also claims that Candyman is summoned by anyone who looks into a mirror and chants his name five times (similar to the folkloric tale). Summoning him often costs the individual their own life. Later that evening, Helen and her friend Bernadette jokingly call Candyman's name into the mirror in Helen's bathroom but nothing happens, and Clarie getting too scared to tell her mother and Bernadette about Candyman was the evil spiritual mediumship lived in mirrors with her friend, Michael, Chris and other older kids that he's real killer of the Cabrini-Green is true, not gangsters didn't do this, but Helen tells her that Candyman wasn't real, it's just nightmares, then she's send her into the bedroom and sleep. Clarie gets a nightmare about Candyman kill her parents and her scream woke her parents in the middle night, they ran into her bedroom to calm her down and go sleep.
While conducting her research and her father take Claire to school, Helen enters the notorious gang-ridden housing project, the site of a recent unsolved murder. There she meets Anne-Marie McCoy, one of the residents, as well as a young boy named Jake, who tells her a disturbing story of a child who was castrated in a public restroom near the projects, supposedly by Candyman. While Helen explores the run-down restroom, a gang member attacks her: he carries a hook, and has taken the Candyman moniker as his own to enhance his own street credibility by associating himself with the legend. Helen survives the assault and is able to later identify her attacker to the police.Helen later returns to school but hears a voice calling her name as she walks through a parking garage with Claire about to going home. Another a tall black man she encounters states he is the Candyman of the urban legend and because of Helen's disbelief in him, he must now prove to her that he is real killer of Cabrini-Green, Claire was right about him along and leave Claire illness with a flu inside the car behind. Helen blacks out and wakes up in Anne-Marie's apartment, covered in blood. Anne-Marie, whose Rottweiler has been decapitated and whose baby is also missing, attacks Helen and she is forced to defend herself from Anne-Marie using a meat cleaver. The police then enter the apartment and arrest Helen.
Trevor, Helen's husband, bails her out of jail the following day, Claire fell illness with a flu from the other day inside the car locked and found by her father, she got a big scar on her left arm like Michael have the same scar on his left arm too, to showed to her parents shocked this, and leaves her in their apartment while he runs an errand, but Claire crying with tears down tries to tells her daddy about to confess the real Candyman kidnapped baby Anthony, she and Michael was learning the spiritual mediumship with Chris and the older kids, practice communication with the spirits together to summoning Candyman exists on the other day in school, and framed her mother in murder crimes. Candyman approaches Helen again in her apartment, have held Claire hostage in his arms front of her, and cuts the nape of her neck, causing her to bleed and unconscious. Bernadette arrives at Helen's apartment and, too weak from the loss of blood, Helen is unable to stop Candyman from murdering her and kidnapping the sickly Claire with him. Trevor arrives home and after it appears that Helen has murdered Bernadette and their daughter is missing like baby Anthony, Helen is sedated and is placed in a psychiatric hospital pending trial.
After a month's stay at the hospital, Helen is interviewed by a psychologist in preparation for her upcoming trial. While restrained, Helen attempts to deny culpability in the murders and convince the psychologist that the urban legends is indeed true. After she summons Candyman, the psychologist is violently killed by Candyman, Helen is able to escape to her own apartment. There she finds Trevor with another woman, Stacey, one of his students. Helen then flees to Cabrini–Green to confront Candyman and to locate Anne-Marie's still-missing infant and rescue her only daughter.
Candyman predicts that Helen will help carry on his tradition of inciting fear into a community, and promises to release the baby and spare her only child if Helen agrees to sacrifice herself to protect her daughter from suffering this same fate. Instead of holding his end of the bargain, Candyman takes both the baby and Helen into the middle of a massive junk pile which the residents have been planning to turn into a bonfire, but her daughter is spared, let her live, and unharmed, but he's used his hypnosis over Claire and Michael to be slaves, intending to sacrifice both Helen and the baby in order to feed his own legend. However, the residents believe Candyman is hiding inside the bonfire pile and set it aflame. Helen manages to rescue the baby, but dies from burns in the process in Clarie's arms and cries over her mother's death. Candyman also burns in the fire, leaving only his hook-hand behind.
After Helen's funeral, in which the residents of Cabrini–Green pay their respects, seeing Claire cries over her mother's death, Michael was truly cares about her, then he's gave her a romantic hug, to confess his love for her and give thanks to Helen, Trevor stands before a mirror in the bathroom of their former apartment. He chants Helen's name in grief, summoning her vengeful spirit. Helen kills Trevor with Candyman's hook, leaving Trevor's new lover, Stacey with his bloodied corpse as Helen becomes the embodiment of the urban legend and Clarie goes to the foster home and raised by the foster parents, Charles and Rachel McAdams, and visiting her paternal uncle, Marcus Lyle and two younger cousins, Nathan and Marie in Los Angeles, California until Claire reach her teen years.
Contact with Annie TarrantEditThe father of schoolteacher Annie Tarrant (Rowan) was murdered in a Candyman-like fashion some years prior. When Professor Philip Purcell is murdered in a bathroom by Candyman after presenting the legend to his class and calling him forth, Annie's brother is accused of the murder (since his furious public confrontation of Purcell over the subject) and one of her students starts to see the Candyman. In order to disprove to herself that the Candyman exists, she says his name five times in front of a mirror, summoning him to New Orleans on the eve of , where the killing begins in earnest. Her husband Paul Mckeever becoming one of Candyman's new victims as well as her mother.
Annie is revealed to be the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Caroline Sullivan. It also means she is Daniel Robitaille's descendant. Candyman stalks Annie so that he may kill her and destroy himself at 12 Midnight on . This is possibly to secure their resurrection into the afterlife, a running theme throughout the Candyman series.Octavia is Annie's guilt ridden mother who drowns her worries, the deaths of Helen and Trevor Lyle from three years ago, and the existence of the Candyman in booze and in lies. She later admits that Coleman tried to link the family name with "that monster" and denies that Candyman exists and he is related to her bloodline, only to meet her end at his bloody hook, incensed over her offensive blatant disbelief of him.
Coleman was Annie's father; he was murdered by the Candyman after seeking to expose the truth. Driven to madness at his search for the mirror, he eventually gives in and calls on the Candyman to justify his search at the expense of his life.
Ethan is Annie's brother and a law student who drops out of college after Coleman's murder. He confesses to the murder of Dr. Purcell, whom Candyman killed in a bar restroom, to keep the secret of the Candyman from getting to his sister meet the suffering same fate like Helen did. He, like his father, is killed but not by the Candyman. He is shot while trying to flee the police station after Candyman slays a detective.