GenreHorror, Thriller Music directorAdam Gorgoni CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 30, 1999 WriterClive Barker (based upon characters created by), Al Septien, Turi Meyer CastTony Todd (The Candyman), Donna D'Errico (Caroline McKeever), Alexia Robinson (Tamara), Jsu Garcia (David de La Paz), Wade Williams (Samuel Kraft), Ernie Hudson Jr. (Jamal Matthews) Similar moviesI Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Bloody Moon, Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Halloween, Knock Knock
TaglineBlood is sharper than the blade
Art collector Caroline McKeever (Donna DErrico) conjures up the spirit of her relative, Daniel Robitaille (Tony Todd), an African-American painter who was lynched by a white mob generations before. Daniel, who wants Caroline to join him in vengeance, begins murdering her friends and making her appear responsible for the killings. As the bodies pile up, Caroline tries to convince racist police officer L.V. Sacco (Robert OReilly) that the real culprit is Daniel, the famous "Candyman" killer.
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead is a 1999 straight-to-DVD horror film directed by Turi Meyer. It is the third film in the Candyman series.
The Candyman returns to try to convince his female descendent, an artist, to join him as a legendary figure. To this end, he frames her for a series of hideous murders of her friends and associates so that she has nowhere else to turn to.
Several years after the events of the second film, the ghostly serial killer returns once again from beyond the grave; this time, during the eve of Day of the Dead, to haunt a Los Angeles art gallery owner named Caroline McKeever, a distant relative of the Candyman (and also Annie Tarrants daughter) in order for him to claim her soul so she will be next to him. In the meantime, the Candyman goes about killing all those associated with Caroline (starting with artist Miguel Velasco, her lover, and following with her roommate Tamara) in his usual gory ways with his hook and making it appear to the authorities that Caroline is the one responsible for the killings. Particularly when seasoned police detective (and closet prejudice of most minorities) L.V. Sacco dies, which not only brings the whole local police department down on her head; but puts her in the firing line of Saccos equally bigoted partner Lt. Det. Samuel Deacon Kraft who has no intention of bringing her in alive.
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead and Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh are part of the same movie series. Clive Barker wrote the story for Candyman 3: Day of the Dead and Candyman. Tony Todd appears in Candyman 3: Day of the Dead and Shadow: Dead Riot. Tony Todd appears in Candyman 3: Day of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead. Tony Todd appears in Candyman 3: Day of the Dead and Shadow Builder.
The film received mostly poor reviews. Rotten Tomatoes reports seven negative reviews and only one positive review which equates to just a 13% rating.
In August 2012, Tony Todd confirmed at a film festival that the third film was his least favorite in the franchise.