1. This article about Spectre "taking place entirely within HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos" is so good that I wanted to recommend it again.
2. Relatedly, "How They Pulled Off the 'Spectre' of Death Opening in Mexico City"
Interestingly, the only reason Craig walks is because of the knee injury he suffered.3. On the movie Candyman:
Tony Todd (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990), who plays Candyman, not only has a tremendous, commanding presence, but was actually willing to film a scene where real bees crawl around on his tongue and fly out of his mouth. This being just before the digital era, the bees that live in Candyman's ribcage are the real deal. Rose reports that Madsen was in an actual hypnotic trance for those scenes, adding even more phantasmagorical weirdness to the proceedings.