Candyman is een nachtmerrie-achtige fairytale en een verfilming van het korte verhaal The Forbidden van Clive Barker.
‘These heads sprouting from the antlers were alive, and they were all staring at Candy the way their owner was staring at her:eight pairs of eyes all studying her with the same manic intensity.’
‘Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs. The threads can always be traced back to some earlier tale, and to the tales that preceded that…’