Say his name five times in front of a mirror and the Candyman will appear…a blood-stained killer with a hook for a hand. So goes the urban legend of Candyman – made into a nerve-shredding horror film back in 1992, with a sequel out next week. The original told the tale of the spirit of a black man lynched in the 19th century for having an affair with a white woman, who begins terrorising a female student researching the legend. This new version – written by Get Out's Jordan Peele – sees Tony Todd reprising the killer role. One of the original's most famous scenes involves the murderous spirit bursting through the heroine's medicine cabinet – but did you know it was rooted in reality, as are many famous and terrifying urban myths? Daily Star has taken a look at the urban legends that turned out to be true. Candyman The film was inspired by a short story – The Forbidden – which saw people attacked after saying the Candyman's name five times into a mirror. But it also has roots in a real-life murder case. In 1987, a Chicago woman named Ruthie McCoy was murdered by attackers who clambered… Read full this story
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