I learned my lesson. One aspect of candyman s plot the murder of ruthie jean by an intruder who entered her apartment via the back of her bathroom mirror was actually directly inspired by the real similar killing of a cabrini green resident named ruthie mae mccoy in 1987.
A horror movie was made in 1992 about the legend followed by two sequels starring tony todd as the candyman.
Candyman bathroom mirror. Candyman candyman candyman candyman candyman you say it while looking in the bathroom mirror an intimate place for an intimate act. The urban myth surrounds the intrigue of a mysterious figure that has a hook for a hand and bees in his chest cavity under the heavy coat of an aristocrat of a bygone era. Candyman s first confirmed victim is ruthie jean a cabrini green resident murdered by someone who came through her bathroom mirror.
Skeptical helen and bernadette repeat the candyman s name to helen s bathroom mirror but nothing happens. The plot followed a graduate student named helen lyle who did a thesis on the local urban legend of the candyman who was the vengeful specter of a slave and artist that was executed by a. This movie terrified me when i was younger especially this scene.
This scene really messe. The movie contains several elements of this sad tale. Despite his nature as a brutal killer and a vengeful spirit candyman has an especially tragic past compared to most horror icons which arguably.
The candyman is an urban legend that tells the scary story of a murdered slave who returns from the dead in search of revenge if you say his name five times. I didn t want to use the bathroom alone or even look in the mirror. Daniel robitaille better known by his nickname the candyman is the titular main antagonist of the1992 slasher horror film and its sequels based off of the short story the forbidden from the anthology book books of blood written by clive barker.
Like ruthie mccoy neighbors including the coincidentally named ann marie mccoy saw ruthie jean as crazy. Helen now writing a thesis on how the residents of cabrini green use the candyman legend to cope with hardship visits the scene of ruthie jean s murder there and meets ruthie jean s neighbor anne marie mccoy and her infant son anthony. Pleeaaase dont try this guys.
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 sleep but she tell her mother about candyman was the evil spirit and immortal ghost killer boogeyman who s lived in the mirrors and control the bees she was community of. Candyman was a 1992 horror film that was written and it was directed by bernard rose that was based on the short story that was called the forbidden by clive barker who served as the film s producer.
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