- Tony Todd, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
- August 27th 2021
- Nia DaCosta
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays a struggling artist who becomes dangerously obsessed with the urban legend of the Candyman.
The 1992 horror Candyman spawned two sequels – 1995’s Farewell to the Flesh and 1999’s Day of the Dead – but those instalments are forgotten about with Nia DaCosta’s new film, which serves as a direct sequel to the original.
The supernatural slasher horror follows Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), a struggling artist who has just moved into a new gentrified development on the site of Cabrini Green – the neglected housing projects heavily featured in the first film – with his girlfriend, art curator Brianna (Teyonah Parris).
Following a random encounter with longtime Cabrini resident William (Colman Domingo), Anthony becomes obsessed with the urban legend of the Candyman, a hook-handed man who will kill you if you say his name in the mirror five times, and unwittingly opens a door to his troubled past.
Just like he did with Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele, who produced and co-wrote this movie, blends horror and social commentary...