As it turns out, Marvel made the right choice. Candyman, the “spiritual” (instead of exploitive) sequel to the 1992 original, is superior in every way. In fact, this film is so good, it makes Bernard Rose’s film essential viewing, if only to complete the context.
#hellfest “…The success of the scenarios with which the characters are dispatched varies. There are some pretty good scares and some surprising misses. Then there’s some dumb stuff to balance it out.
Whether this is good or not depends on how you think the good compares to the bad. For this viewer, the last scene wins points for originality. It’s creepy as hell, too…”