This lackluster sequel forgoes everything that made the original a superior horror film in favor of simplistic genre cliches.
After a confrontation with New Orleans local Ethan Tarrant (William O'Leary), history professor Phillip Purcell (Michael Culkin) is murdered by Candyman (Tony Todd), a deadly spirit about whom Purcell has lectured. Ethan's father fell victim to a similar death, and Ethan is charged with the crime;
his sister, schoolteacher Annie (Kelly Rowan), is unnerved when one of her students, Matthew (Joshua Gibran Mayweather), begins repeatedly drawing Candyman. In order to reassure her kids that Candyman is only a legend, she repeats his name five ...