No, he is completely fictional. While the Bloody Mary legend is oral folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation, the Candyman is the creation of one man, an English writer named Clive Barker. Clive Barker is an… Full Answer
Hellraiser's Pinhead was created by Clive Barker, a novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker. His short story "The Forbidden" inspired the 1992 horror film "Candyman." Barker's Pinhead was portrayed by Doug Bradley in the Hellraiser films.
"Demons to some, Angels to others." In the 'Hellraiser' world Cenobites are other worldly beings that appear in the movies and books by Clive Barker. They have a mutilated appearance and thrive on pain and suffering. In the religious sense… Full Answer