Candyman actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley and DeJuan Guy are joined by writer/director Bernard Rose in a virtual panel from Wizard World Virtual Experiences 2021 to discuss this classic horror movie, their careers and to answer fan questions.
Tony Todd is the The Candyman / Daniel Robitaille in Candyman but is also known for roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stargate SG-1, Jake and the Fatman, The Crow and the voice of Zoom in CW’s The Flash. Virginia Madsen played Helen Lyle in Candyman, but is also known for her roles in Dune, The Prophecy, Sideways, Swamp Thing, Elementary, Designated Survivor, American Gothic, Witches of East End and Hell on Wheels.
This panel is presented by Reveel Movies and moderated by Mike Gregorek.
The 2020 Candyman “spiritual sequel” will reportedly include original movie protagonist Helen Lyle, and here’s what we think she might be up to.
The 2020 Candyman “spiritual sequel” will reportedly include original movie protagonist Helen Lyle, and here’s what we think she might be up to. As with most slasher franchises, the Candyman series’ only consistent element is the presence of its titular killer in each installment. With slashers, as long as the monster people love to be scared by is included, the people that monster targets tend to basically be interchangeable, outside of the occasional recurring protagonist like A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Nancy Thompson or Friday the 13th’s Tommy Jarvis.
Outside of some very minor characters that show up in more than one film, the cast supporting Tony Todd in Candyman’s two sequels were entirely different both times. However, that isn’t the case for Universal’s upcoming Jordan Peele-produced, Nia DaCosta-directed follow-up to the original Candyman movie. Several characters who appeared in the first film are set to return, including the new focal character Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), who previously appeared as a baby Candyman kidnapped.
The Flashback Weekend Horror Con is returning to Chicago this coming Aug. 2-4, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. The annual convention is presenting a huge line-up with major celebrity guests and several reunions with Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) toplining a “Ladies of Elm Street” reunion that includes Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Lisa Zane and more!
There will also be a Candyman reunion with Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, where Todd will appear in costume with prosthetics created by FX legend Robert Kurtzman.
There are also special events, parties, screenings, and much more. Party at the Murray Bros. Caddyshack. Visit www.flashbackweekend.com for full details.