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Candyman
Release date
12th Jun 2020
Director
Nia DaCosta
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Candyman

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Urban legend Candyman makes his return. Targeting the recently gentrified Chicago area where the Cabrini-Green housing projects used to be, Candyman is about to invoke a new nightmare. All he needs is someone to look in a mirror and say his name five times. Tony Todd returns to his classic horror role, starring alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris in the Nia DaCosta-directed sequel to the 1992 classic of the same name.

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After the events of 1992’s Candyman, it seemed the urban legend had ended once and for all. Not so. This spiritual sequel to the original film in the trilogy sees the Candyman return.

A killer who appears to those who say his name five times while looking in a mirror, his weapon of choice is a hook jammed into his right arm. It sits in place of his severed hand – the one the 1800s son of a slave lost when he was murdered by his lover’s father, smothered in honey, and allowed to be stung to death by a swarm of bees.

While he once terrified the residents of the Cabrini-Green housing projects in Chicago, this area has since become gentrified. What new horror does this apparition, covered in bees, have in store for the new generation of dwellers in the area?

Nia DaCosta directs this new tale that follows on from the ‘90s horror based on Clive Barker’s short story, The Forbidden. Tony Todd steps into the Candyman role once more, where he’s joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris in this frightening new instalment. Jordan Peele, director of award-winning horror-thriller Get Out, co-writes and produces this forthcoming reboot.

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