Candyman ★★½

Candyman (2021) delivers pretty much exactly what one would expect from the trailer (i.e., not that scary, not that disturbing, and not very committed to the basics of good storytelling), complete with cartoonish peddling of the BLM narrative.  Then again, the original film (1992)—produced back when Clive Barker short stories were hot commodities, of which this is a direct sequel a la Halloween (2018)—wasn’t that memorable either.

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