In 1992, Candyman terrorised its way into cinemas. The supernatural horror movie, based a short story by Clive Barker, told the tale of a student who was terrorised by an urban legend.

Candyman was a hit with audiences and the movie was soon followed by a series of sequels. But how many Candyman movies are there?


The Candyman films in order

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To date, there are four Candyman movies. The Candyman movies – which were produced between 1992 and 2020 – include:

  • Candyman (1992)
  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
  • Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
  • Candyman (2020)


Are all of the Candyman movies part of the same series?

All of the Candyman movies are part of the same series, with Tony Todd taking on the title role.

Candyman ‘92, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and Candyman: Day of the Dead were all produced and released during the 1990s, as continuous collection of films. Candyman 2020 is a direct sequel to the original movie.


Who are the cast of the Candyman films?

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The cast of the Candyman films varies across the four movies. Notable actors in the Candyman series include Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Ted Raimi, Kelly Rowan, Bill Nunn, Veronica Cartwright, Donna D’Errico, Ernie Hudson Jr., Wade Williams, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Teyonah Parris.


Is Jordan Peele involved with the Candyman series?

Jordan Peele co-produced and co-wrote Candyman 2020.


Is the Candyman series the work of the same director?

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The Candyman films are the work of multiple directors. Bernard Rose directed Candyman ’92, Bill Condon directed Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, Turi Meyer directed Candyman: Day of the Dead, and Nia DaCosta directed Candyman 2020.


And finally, how do you summon the Candyman?

To summon the Candyman, you must simply face a mirror and recite his name five times…

…but I wouldn’t recommend it.


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