Wheel Of Fortune Called Out For This “Evil” And “Dangerous” Puzzle

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It’s spooky season! Besides keeping an eye out for all the witches, goblins and ghosts, watching a good horror movie is always a fun way to spend an October night. And if you’ve ever seen the 1992 classic Candyman, you’ll probably have nightmares for days about what just happened on a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune.

Contestant Jordan Costa from San Diego, California was ready to solve for a puzzle under the “Movie Quote” category. With just two letters missing—the Y and M—Costa was able to solve for the correct answer, which was “Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman.” The solve won him a whopping $25,800.

After everyone in the audience cheered for the win, host Pat Sajak explained where the quote was from—but instilled some fear for many: “That, by the way, for those of you that don’t know is from a film called Candyman. And I said it a fifth time which means he appears. Isn’t that the way it works?”

“Absolutely, we should be terrified,” Costa said.

“Maybe he’s under the wheel,” Sajak remarked.

If you’re unfamiliar with the series, three other sequels to Candyman have come out since its debut in 1992, all with the basis of the story about the urban legend that saying “Candyman” five times in front of a mirror will make the fictional Candyman appear and kill you.

All fun and games, right? Though Candyman is a fictional movie, viewers didn’t think so. In fact, Twitter blew up with responses to the poorly thought-out puzzle, saying that it was kind of evil and possibly even dangerous.

“Wheel of Fortune is playing a dangerous game tonight,” one person commented on Twitter.

“Like they had him say Candyman x4. Wheel of Fortune y’all wild!!!” another added.

“Wheel of Fortune just had ‘Candyman Candyman Candyman’ as their phrase and that is pure evil,” another viewer stated.

“Why are we summoning #candyman by making contestants say his name repeatedly? I was waiting for him to bust out of the letters and get Vanna @WheelofFortune,” another person said.

Truly, the puzzle really gave a lot of people the creeps. Luckily, nothing bad seemed to come of it…so far, at least.

See for yourself how the seemingly evil moment all went down in the video clip below!

Have you ever seen the Candyman franchise? What did you think of this puzzle? Would you have been scared if you were in the audience?