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Which urban legends inspired 'Candyman' ?


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The original Candyman from 1992 was inspired by Clive Barkers short story, The Forbidden.

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2 hours ago, Myles said:

The original Candyman from 1992 was inspired by Clive Barkers short story, The Forbidden.

That's what the article says.

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18 minutes ago, Abramelin said:

That's what the article says.

Supposedly based around a council flat near Park road/Toxteth. Clive, himself, actually grew up near Penny lane, in Allerton, and went to Dovedale primary school, same school as Doug Bradley (pinhead) and John Lennon. They all went to Quarrybank secondary school as well, Quarrybank being the inspiration for the name "Quarrymen". 

The original student art films that Clive and Doug made that became the Candyman and the Hellbound Heart, where filmed in the basement of a florists on Penny lane. 

I live near most of these places. 

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I remember my class discovered how to do bloody Mary in 4th grade. We all took turns going into the school bathroom alone, turning off the lights, and saying bloody Mary 7 times in a row with our eyes closed and then opening them. I didn't see bloody Mary in the mirror, but just being in the dark like that produces an aura of fear.

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