I actually really enjoyed this sequel when it was first released but watching it a few years later I wasn’t so keen.
The Candyman’s great great grand-daughter finds herself being targeted by the hook handed killer in this third film in the series, thanks to a friend who tries to prove that the Candyman was real.
The biggest disappointment here is that Philip Glass did not return to score the film and so with a few exceptions the score is actually quite bad.
Tony Todd is on fine form and Nick Corri is also very good but some of the other cast members are awful.
We are treated to some good deaths, a few jump scares and some nice little touches to keep fans happy.
The story here is actually one of the film’s strong points and it is probably this factor alone that prevented the film from being truly awful.
In the end the film is a nice change of pace but it definitely lacks the atmosphere present in the previous films.
The film is a good effort and is definitely better than part 2 in my eyes but I doubt that any of the sequels will ever be as chilling as the original, although plans for part 4 sound promising. Candyman: Day of the Dead is good for fans of the series but I doubt that many horror fans in general will enjoy it.