The Hookman, the Candyman, the Baby Sitter and the Man Upstairs, the Killer Clown. These are the urban legends that we grew up hearing all about. Film makers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills dive into these legends and uncover both the myths and the truths behind the stories.
The origins of these stories were downright scary. Despite that, I had fun. My favorite and perhaps the most tragic one was the Candyman. Ever since we were kids, we’ve heard horrible stories about poison laced candy on Halloween. I remember very vividly teachers warning us about checking our candy and TV networks such as Nickelodeon doing the same. But has this ever happened? Zeman and Mills take you back to the origins of the Candyman and try to uncover the real story. This was hands down my favorite one out of the four. Not just because of the familiarity, but because how tragic it truly was.
I’ll admit, by the time we got to the Baby Sitter and the Man Upstairs, which was the third one, I started to lose focus. Don’t get me wrong, the story needed to be told, but after the roller coaster that was the Candyman, the movie was starting to wear thin by this one. Perhaps if they had saved the Candyman for last, this story would have held my attention more.
I highly recommend this movie. I have to be honest and say that it will not be for people that get upset easily, but if you’re visiting this website, then I believe that you probably can handle horror pretty well. I think that it is a must see for any horror fan.
My one complaint is that I think that they should have started off with the Baby Sitter because that one moved along a little slower than the others. But, you guys may disagree. My advice to you would be to check out this creepy film and judge for yourself. Just be sure to check your candy if you decide to have some!