If you've never seen Candyman, the movie based on Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden, then the trailer could be pretty confusing, what with the bees and the hook and all. When you see the movie, the pieces connect so well, and the story is told
so perfectly, that it will likely become one of your favorites.
Starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, Candyman tells the story of a graduate student who is studying urban legends and becomes interested in the local Chicago legend of the Candyman. Similar to Bloody Mary, the Candyman appears when he is summoned by saying his name five times while facing a mirror. Once he shows up, the Candyman brutally murders the summoner with a hook jammed in the bloody stump of his right arm.
Candyman uses the paranormal slasher genre to tell a story about racism in America, taking the genre to a new height.