This is the
next installment in the Candyman series starring Tony Todd (who starred in The
Crow). For those of you who are not lucky enough to have seen the first
Candyman movie (made oh so long ago), the basics of the story are simple
is a person killed a long time ago by very evil men and the nature of his
death was such that now he kills in return. There is only one way to bring him
back though and that is to say his name five times in front of a mirror. Why
folks persist in doing it is beyond me, though for the sake of this movie, I
am glad that they do.
relies very heavily upon the startle factor and is highly successful with a
number of shrieks and jumps to keep you on your toes. Relying on the old
fashioned formula of anything could happen, with every turn you wait for the
boogeyman to come for the stars with his blood soaked hook.
with an industry currently swamped with that a lot of horror titles, this one
despite the age is surprising good. I think that one of the main reasons is
that Candyman, despite being a killer, he almost plays the part of the victim.
And in a way I guess he is, as each time he is actually called forth by the
person he kills. A tragic figure shrouded in horror, the folk of New Orleans
donít utter his name more than once for extremely good reason.
visual is a mixed bag on this disc, with what appears to be a clean transfer
that looks really nice on the screen. The movie shows in 16:9 format and as
far as I could discern there was really nothing that stood out enough to
register a complaint.
though, whilst clear is somewhat disappointing, being in a Dolby 2.0 stereo
mix. The sound is clean and again nothing to complain about. All I do keep
thinking though is how potent a surround sound mix would have been to up the
ante on the scare factor.
There is the
original trailer on the disc however that is all there is. In fact, there is
also other Umbrella propaganda (ads) however, I refuse to give the Extras a
higher score for including commercials.
Farewell to the Flesh is a great, solid piece of storytelling that will make
it a worthy addition to your horror library of DVDs. Give this one a look
Farewell to the Flesh Features