It is. And it’s worth it. So settle in and prepare for a half hour of disturbing allegory as you are transported into the world of creepy predators who sell “candy” to an eager customer base.
The Candy Shop was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, from August 10th – 24th, 2010. As a Tim Burtonesque fairy tale set in Depression-era urban America, it is an Art Director’s dream even though the subject matter is a nightmare.
According to the producers:
“The film is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun the city of Atlanta. We are using the film to raise awareness about this issue taking place in our own back yard. Up to 500 underaged girls a month are trafficked for sex in the city of Atlanta. It’s the number one city in America for child sex trafficking.”
The Candy Man is played by character actor Doug Jones.