Author Clive Barker's terrifying short story "The Forbidden" is turned into an equally frightening film starring Virginia Madsen as Helen Lyle, a modern folklore researcher whose investigation of a Chicago legend summons the spirit of the "Candyman," a vengeance-seeking killer with a hook in place of one hand. With insight from a senior professor (Michael Culkin), Lyle believes she knows how to end the spirit's bloody reign. With Tony Todd and Vanessa Williams. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.