Spoilers included. Link to review on Letterboxd: five stars.
Amazing transition from the terror in the black Cabrini Green’s mother’s voice about Candyman to the rich white man’s laughter at an expensive dinner. Brilliant and haunting choice.
Helen is also dressed in blue, like traditional depictions of the Virgin Mary. So is the baby’s mother, Anne-Marie.
Books by the expert on urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand (whose work was a source for the screenwriter, Bernard Rose):
The original source is Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”, which is included in volume five of his Books of Blood, published as In the Flesh in the United States.