Candyman

Candyman
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nia DaCosta
  • Written by: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta
  • Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Tony Todd
  • UK release: 27 August 2021

Reboot of the 90s horror franchise. Co-written and produced by Jordan Peele.

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Are you brave enough to call upon the Candyman? Nia DaCosta resurrects Chicago lore in this horror sequel.

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Candyman

26 Aug 20214 stars

Visually striking and thematically strong horror follow-up that makes up in satire what it lacks in scares

'Black people don't need to be summoning shit,' quips Nathan Stewart-Jarrett's bitchy realtor Troy in this smart, appropriately angry horror sequel which spouts plenty of such sense. It's the fourth film in the Candyman franchise and has close ties to…

Candyman documentary dropping this spring

6 Mar 2021

Film gossip

The 'Candyman' franchise is set to be the focus of a new in-depth documentary being released this spring. The upcoming film – which is titled 'The Complete History of Candyman' – will give horror fans an incredible insight into the movie series which…

Nia DaCosta: Candyman reboot will explore the character's origins

21 Oct 2020

Film gossip

Nia DaCosta has confirmed that the new 'Candyman' film will include an origin story for the character. The 30-year-old director has overseen the "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 horror classic and revealed that her take will give an in depth look at how…

Tony Todd believes Candyman fans will be 'proud' of new film

28 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Tony Todd believes 'Candyman' fans will love the new film and be "proud" of what the director and cast have accomplished. The 65-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as the hook-wielding supernatural killer in the upcoming movie, which is described…

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II used to play Candyman game as a kid

18 Apr 2020

Film gossip

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II used to play the Candyman game as a kid. The 33-year-old actor – who is set to play the lead role of Anthony McCoy in the Jordan Peele-scripted "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 classic supernatural slasher flick – has confessed he…

Jordan Peele praises Candyman director Nia DaCosta

15 Apr 2020

Film gossip

Jordan Peele has praised Nia DaCosta as the best person to direct the 'Candyman' reboot. The 41-year-old director helmed acclaimed horrors 'Get Out' and 'Us' but is only involved as a writer and producer on the "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 classic…

Helen Lyle will appear in the Candyman reboot

16 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Helen Lyle will appear in the 'Candyman' reboot. Helen is the main protagonist of the 1992 original film – which is based on legendary horror author Clive Barker's short story 'The Forbidden' – she is a graduate student who explores the Chicago story of…

Tony Todd to play the Candyman again

30 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Tony Todd is reportedly playing the murderous Candyman in Jordan Peele's reboot of the horror classic. The 64-year-old actor portrayed the hook-wielding supernatural killer in the original 1992 movie and two follow-ups and, although he had confirmed her…

Jordan Peele's Candyman set to begin production

13 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Jordan Peele's 'Candyman' is set to start production in August. The acclaimed director – who previously helmed 'Get Out' and 'Us' – is set to make his own version of the 1992 hit film, and production work is set to begin next month, according to the…

Tony Todd will appear in Candyman reboot

31 May 2019

Film gossip

Tony Todd will appear in the 'Candyman' reboot. The 64-year-old actor – who played the hook-wielding supernatural killer in the original horror trilogy – has accepted a part in the film although he was "a little concerned" about appearing in Jordan…

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to star in Candyman

27 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to star in 'Candyman'. The 32-year-old actor found fame playing various villains – such as Black Manta in 'Aquaman', and Cadillac in Netflix's 'The Get Down' – and it seems as though he will continue his evil streak, as…

Lakeith Stanfield to star in new Candyman movie

29 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Lakeith Stanfield is being lined up to star in Jordan Peele's 'Candyman' movie. According to SuperBroMovies, the 27-year-old American actor is in talks to star as the film's protagonist Anthony, a young man in Chicago who researches the Candyman urban…

Jordan Peele to co-write Candyman film

28 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Jordan Peele will co-write the new 'Candyman' horror film. The 39-year-old filmmaker – who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed 2017 psychological scare fest 'Get Out' – is bringing back the cult horror franchise, which began in 1992 and…

Jordan Peele to produce Candyman remake?

11 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Jordan Peele is reportedly in talks to produce a remake of 'Candyman'. The 39-year-old star - who made his directorial debut with the 2017 horror movie 'Get Out' - has opened negotiations about producing, and possibly even directing, a remake of the…

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