Candyman (2021 film)
Candyman (2021) is classified R for language, gore, and some sexual references.
Candyman (1992) is one of the most well-known horror films of all time. Candyman continues to send shivers down the spines of many fans many years after its premiere. Despite the original film’s creepiness, its two mediocre sequels nearly brought the franchise to an end.
Daniel Robitaille (Candyman) returns over 22 years after the third installment in the series to keep fans up at night. Jordan Peele, an Academy Award winner, directed the direct sequel to the 1992 horror film.
Candyman was set to be released on June 12, 2020, by Universal Pictures, however owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was put back to September 25, 2020, and subsequently, to October 16, 2020, replacing Halloween Kills as the prior release date. The release date was then pushed out to August 27, 2021.
On February 27, 2020, the first trailer for the film was published.
On June 17, 2020, Nia DaCosta presented an independent shadow puppetry short film/trailer featuring unique visual work by Manual Cinema. A second trailer for the film was published on June 23, 2021.
Candyman (2021) : Cast
The film will centre on Anthony McCoy, who was kidnapped by Candyman in the first film. Following the return of the Candyman, McCoy, now a visual artist, will have to confront the ghosts of his past once more.
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy
- Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright
- Tony Todd as Daniel Robitaille (Original Candyman)
- Hannah Love Jones as young Brianna Cartwright
- Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Troy Cartwright
- Colman Domingo as William Burke
- Vanessa Estelle Williams as Anne-Marie McCoy
- Rebecca Spence as Finley Stephens
- Cassie Kramer as Caroline Sullivan (Helen Lyle)
- Michael Hargrove as Sherman Fields (Candyman)
- Kyle Kaminsky as Grady Smith
- Christiana Clark as Danielle Harrington
- Brian King as Clive Privler
- Torrey Hanson as Jack Hyde
- Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Jameson
For as long as inhabitants can remember, the Cabrini-Green housing projects in Chicago have been tormented by a rumor of a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand who can be easily called by repeating his name five times into a mirror.
Visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down.
A serendipitous encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the painfully horrible aspect of the true tale behind Candyman, just as his painting career is about to stall.
Anthony begins to examine these horrific details in his workshop as fresh grist for paintings, unintentionally unlocking a door to a convoluted past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
When Candyman was initially revealed to the public, one of the most intriguing aspects of the story was how the killer’s victims deliberately allowed the legendary urban legend into their lives. The spirit of a 19th-century man returns to the realm of the living and murders whoever summoned him by saying the word Candyman five times into a mirror.
The first film in the franchise did a good job with this concept, but both sequels – Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh in 1995 and Candyman: Day of the Dead in 1996 – failed to recapture the original picture’s terrifying thrills. DaCosta is preparing to bring her own modernized take on the mythology of the mermaid to theatres over 30 years after the first film was released.