Tony Todd. Naturally, everyone and their great grandmother twice removed thinks Candyman; with good reason. He was the iconic Black boogeyman from the 1990s that was sorely missed from the horror pantheon since the hey day of Blacula. From the mind of Clive Barker's short story " The Forbidden ," Candyman is a story rooted in white supremacist violence and injustice that molded a mildly sympathetic monster, but for all intent is still murderous without remorse. That deep voice and charisma has undoubtedly won over a massive amount of fans that show up in droves to see him at conventions to this day, each I'm sure, having their own enthusiastic experience about the first time they saw Todd in that long fur-lined coat.