The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
A skeptical graduate student summons a supposed myth known as The Candyman, a murderous soul fit with a hook for a hand. Bernard Rose directed the film from a script from Clive Barker and Steve Golin.
The film is based Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden. It spawned sequels called Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and Candyman: Day of the Dead.