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Story of Candyman

Release Date: 27th August

The new Candyman film produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out) has already started filming and according to a new report, it would have taken advantage of that instance to add a notable member of its cast: Tony Todd.
Year    :   2021
By    :   United Atates of America
Slogan    :   Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) BRON Studios
Genre    :   Horror, Thriller
Time    :   2h 1min. / 2:22
Budget    :   $80 000 000
Age    :   13+

Rating:   IMDb  / 7

Candyman Full Movie Plot update

On August 27, Candyman opens in theaters, a new vision of one of the most shocking urban legends of all time, directed by the promising filmmaker Nia DaCosta.

For years, residents of social housing in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood of Chicago have lived in terror of a ghostly story that has been passed down from generation to generation: the legend of a supernatural murderer with a hook as a hand , who online appears just by repeating his name five times in front of a mirror. A decade after the demolition of Cabrini’s last tower, artist Anthony McCoy and his partner have moved into a luxurious loft in the area, now inhabited by wealthy young men. With Anthony’s artistic career in the throes of creative crisis, a chance encounter with a local neighbor will lead him to explore the tragic true story that gave birth to Candyman.

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This summer, Oscar winner Jordan Peele unleashes a new take on the chilling urban legend about Candyman, directed by rising filmmaker Nia Costa, known for Little Woods.

The film places the character who has terrorized young and old in the Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago where residents live in terror of ghost stories that have circulated by word of mouth about a supernatural murderer who with a hook as a hand is invoked by those who they have dared to repeat their name in front of the mirror.

The protagonist of the story is the visual artist Anthony McCoy (played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend who arrive in the gentrified neighborhood 10 years after the events that gave rise to the legend.

With his professional Candyman life on the brink of stagnation, Anthony sets out to explore the ghoulish details of the myth as a source of inspiration for his paintings, unknowingly opening the door to the neighborhood’s dark past.

The film is produced by Universal Pictures stream and Metro Goldwin Mayer Pictures in association with BRON Creative and Jordan Peele, from a screenplay by Peele and Rosenfeld and Da Costa, is based on its 1993 namesake and promises to have viewers on the edge of their seats.

  • Director: Nia DaCosta
  • Writers: Jordan Peele (screenplay by) Win Rosenfeld (screenplay by) Nia DaCosta (screenplay by)
  • Production companies: Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), BRON Studios
  • Country: Germany, United States of America, United Kingdom Production


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He has one of the most recognizable faces in horror, but before Tony Todd swapped his hand for the hook as the iconic Candyman, he took on the role of Ben in Tom Savini’s remake of Night of the Living Dead.

With such big shoes to fill, remakes can be a risky business, but Savini and Todd pulled it off, offering audiences a worthy update on the zombie movie that started it all. Todd’s performance is one of the most outstanding and that would lead him to have decades of prominence within the horror genre.

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The nightmare scenes are made even more gruesome when Christopher Eccleston’s gruesome villain Major Henry West appears and offers a new kind of threat to the film’s heroes. He is as disgusting as anyone else, and the British actor keeps his eyes glued to the screen whenever he is on it.

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When a viewer sits in an armchair and ten minutes later he can’t stand what he sees, something is wrong (within the film almost always). That is usually the result of a bad job (we are talking about an average viewer). You never have to see that the film is of one genre or another, that the chosen theme is this or that. That is another problem.

“Candyman” (1992) is a film directed by Benard Rose. The libretto is the work of the twisted Clive Barker. It was shot between 1991 and 1992. And it is a film in the horror genre. A movie with a great start. Virginia Madsen (with a few extra pounds) handles herself with ease that allows her to take control from the start. She doesn’t play a silly, screaming blonde (as most screaming blonde women in horror movies are). The director takes his time to introduce the characters, to set the rules of the game, leaving a perfect climate ready for the plot to advance and everything fits. All this within a logic of the horror genre. Everything is credible. Because, in addition, with great cunning, Rose, chooses very close settings and characters that are very well recognizable to the viewer. The entire screen is filling with bright colors that stand out from the misery of a depressed neighborhood. They seem, those colors, the headlights that evil uses to know where to go. They shine there and crimes of all kinds are committed there. To finish off this start, we listened to an excellent score commissioned by Philip Glass that accompanies moments of tension and each scare (there are also them) effectively. The stage, the set of all the ingredients, becomes the perfect place to review the myth of Faust (that seems to be the objective). The hell of reality, in which not even the police appear, is the place where evil tends to appear.

After that splendid first half hour of film, things drift towards much more conventional territories, more full of blood, violent crimes and scares everywhere. This is the part that stands the worst over time because it looks too much like other horror movies. When Candyman appears on the screen, everything turns red and the viewer is what he sees. And, from that moment, there is an alarming lack of ideas in the screenwriter who wants to solve with an ending that may seem imaginative although it is not so imaginative. That ending is explanatory, informative in excess. It is the closing of what has already been said. The “Candyman” speech contains that ending clearly during its development. And it seems that Barker is forced to give clues about what he has dealt with: the urban legend. He ends up turning out that the Faust myth is an excuse and that the other thing is important. That is, he investigates how the urban legend can survive, how the character is the least of it as long as she remains alive (the legend) and how the story is what is truly important. Well, this is explained in a more forced ending than a good horror movie fan expects.

He accompanies Virginia Madsen actor Tony Todd. If she’s great, he’s not so great. It is true that the actor’s cut is very Shakespearean and that helps to build a certain image, but his role is not enough for more. The secondary ones move with certain normality on the screen and do not have a very relevant importance. They kill them and stuff, but little else.

One of the most underrated horror franchises and sagas of the genre, it could return under the vision of one of the directors of the moment. Jordan Peele, has become after receiving an Oscar for Let Me Out, one of the most recent references of the most revered horror film and psychological thriller. The director now joins forces with Nia Dacosta, who will direct this new installment of Candyman.

Jordan Peele will write the script, and Nia Dacosta will be in charge of shaping it as director, as confirmed by Deadline this morning. Originally it was thought that it would be a remake, in what Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld have now defined as a spiritual sequel to the original film.

If you don’t know anything about the character, or the original Candyman movie, you know that it is a very visceral and terrifying movie. Clive Barker is a benchmark in the horror genre, and it was his short story with the eponymous title that inspired this film. Candyman is the villain of this installment, one thirsty for revenge. The son of a slave whose hand was badly injured and replaced by a rusty hook, which the bees killed. If we repeat his name 5 times in front of the mirror, he appears.

Peele’s next project is called Us, a new Universal Pictures production that will hit theaters next March and that promises great doses of mystery and thriller in equal measure. Although little or nothing is known about her. We hope that Jordan Peele manages to rescue this lost title from the history of cinema, and manages to elevate it to what the film always aspired: to be one of the best horror franchises. Do you listen to the bees?

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