The True Story Behind "Candyman"

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Published on 25 Aug 2021, 18:00
Candyman has returned to terrorize a new generation. But what you may not be aware of are the real life inspirations for this terrifying film franchise.
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STILLS
Old paper texture
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Girl staring closely into mirror with creepy ghost girl in reflection
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Vintage Paper Texture Background
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Albino alligator in manhole cover. Crocodile White Monster in sewer hatch. Predator animal in well hatch. City legend. Vector illustration
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Crocodile in sewer hatch. Alligator in manhole cover. Predator animal in well hatch. City legend. Vector illustration
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Virginia Madsen
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"What Miscengenation Is!"
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The Hour of Martyrdom Has Come Magazine Illustration
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Assault to the prisons of New Orleans.
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Illustration of mob lynching black men accused of murdering a white woman
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Lynching In Clarkson Street Illustration
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Young Black Men Accused in the Scottsboro Rape Case
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Allan Freelon Painting
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Freddie Prinze Jr And Jennifer Love Hewitt In 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer'
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Tony Todd And Virginia Madsen In 'Candyman'
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Portrait Of Ida B. Wells
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EXTERNAL CREDITS
James Troup
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