Daniel Robitaille, better known by his nickname the "Candyman", is the titular main antagonist of the 1992 slasher horror film and its sequels, based off of the short story "The Forbidden" from the anthology book Books of Blood written by Clive Barker. Despite his nature as a brutal killer and a vengeful spirit, Candyman has an especially tragic past compared to most horror icons, which arguably made him more sympathetic, though he was nevertheless just as dangerous and deadly as any other slasher movie villains. He returns in the 2021 movie with the same name.
As with Clive Barker's earlier slasher icon, Pinhead, the character of Candyman was intentionally designed to be very charismatic and articulate, his main source of fear being derived from his warped sense of reasoning.
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