Candyman – Official Trailer 2

In Theaters August 27

Don’t say his name.

Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, 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.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Universal Pictures presents, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, in association with BRON Creative, Candyman. Candyman is directed by DaCosta, and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.


  1. Candyman (2021) ✧ PELICULA COMPLETA
    𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 ► 👉

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  2. Jordan Peele is cancer to cinema. Kids are not even aware and are forced to watch this bullshit.

  3. "Candyman is how we deal with the fact that these things happen…. that they're STILL happening!"

    Anthony, a painter in Chicago and Brianna, his art gallery director girlfriend, are told the legend of the Candyman of Cabrini Green; say his name 5 times while looking in a mirror and he will appear…. and so he does. The painter becomes obsessed with Candyman and can't stop painting images of him as people in his life that have been around his art start to die horribly.

    Sammy Davis Jr.'s version of The Candy Man started playing during the company logos and I was smiling right away, I had a feeling the makers of this movie knew what they were doing. And I think I was right.

    Nia DeCosta directs a script she wrote with Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele who also produced the film and you can tell. Peele has just the right knack for how to make a horror movie. I kinda wish he took a stab at directing this one himself, but DeCosta does a very nice job.

    I only saw the original 1992 Candyman film for the first time last year. And I was surprised how innovative and left field that movie was as a horror film, it was not at all just a slasher movie to go up against Elm Street, Candyman wasn't Freddy with bees. This movie is somewhat closer to a traditional slasher movie in that Candyman has a sizeable body count but it's still that psychological thriller where the main character is sort of losing it along with Candyman going on this rampage.

    I'm glad I DID see that original film because I think a casual moviegoer might not enjoy this movie as much, I'm not sure. Because this is NOT a remake like it's being advertised as. It's a re-imagining of the original film but it's very much a sequel to it as well. The events of the first film are referenced throughout this movie, so again… if you haven't seen the original film you might be missing out.

    The first movie dealt very much with race and this movie goes even further, tapping into the horrors of police brutality this time and having that be the origin of this movie's Candyman. This really brutal scene where like 20 cops it seemed like stomp down these stairs to where the Candyman is and beat him to death. That theme carries over throughout the film.

    Much like the original film the cast is very strong in this.

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars as Anthony, the obsessed painter, and this would be the first time I've seen him in a lead role, before this I saw him as Bobby Seal in Trial of the Chicago 7 and as a crucial character in HBO's Watchmen and he's very good here. Teyonah Parris plays Brianna and she's even better, I know her from Mad Men and If Beale Street Could Talk and she's a dynamite actress. Colman Domingo plays a Cabrini Green resident who tells Anthony the story of Candyman…. Domingo having an outstanding year in 2021 with this AND Zola.

    And to Candyman himself, here played by Michael Hargrove who's an actor that hasn't really done much film or TV, I'd never seen him before and that's PERFECT for this character. No association so it requires no effort to buy him as Candyman. His entrance in the film, coming out of a hole in the wall smiling offering a child some candy… and he's already creepy.

    When the movie kicks into horror mode it's pretty great. Candyman in this movie is only able to be seen within a reflection and he moves invisibly throughout scenes. We just see victims rise from the ground and start bleeding, it's a nice visual. I found the CGI a little……. underwhelming at times, I don't know why they used any at all, really. Tony Todd in the first movie was covered in bees in every scene and yet every bee here was CG… that was disappointing, as was whenever a kill was done using CGI, it never looked that effective, thankfully it's not used that much.

    I didn't find the movie scary but I did think the way it went about being a horror movie was very cool. It's the little things. Like the first time someone summons Candyman and you can almost not even see him but he faintly appears in the very first reflection after it's said, not a jump scare moment and that's so refreshing. Great use of mirrors in this movie throughout, stuff like we think we see a bee on the mirror, Anthony goes to flick it away and we see it's actually on the OTHER side of the glass, I loved that.

    The CGI I did like was when we have these paper cutout puppets being used to give exposition on the legend of Candyman… of course they could actually have been paper, I'm not sure!

    There's CGI in this movie but also a lot of quality makeup effects such as Anthony's bee sting he gets in the first act that becomes increasingly infected and we get one moment that was straight out of Black Swan with Anthony picking at his skin… proper skin crawling stuff that only gets worse.

    This movie has one of the better endings to a movie I've seen in 2021. It goes out on THE best scene of the film and WOW I wish that happened way more in genre films. No denouement, no wrap up, just end on the climax and send the audience out…. with a sequel hopefully on the way.

    Candyman is an intelligent, well crafted horror movie and psychological thriller with a strong cast and quality horror moments.

    Well written, acted, directed and some properly gruesome gore….it's all I want in a horror picture.

  4. Terrible movie for white people to watch. It's racist script was obvious from the start. I don't think this movie even tried to be scary. It was too busy pushing it's agenda

  5. This movie was sooooooo fucking stupid… it’s basically about white people are bad and blacks are the victims candyman was literally irrelevant. So I guess Jordan peele is the new spike lee instead of making a good movie, he has to put his racial views into it along with a bunch of freemasonry symbolism. I’ve lost all hope for Jordan peele. This movie was ridiculous and will move on to feed racism of blacks and whites for yet again another generation of ignorance. Such a disappointment..👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
    And apparently candyman only kills white people…
    Ps- I’m Spanish before y’all try pulling race card on me.

  6. If anyone is unfamiliar with the original short story called the forbidden, it's an amazing piece of literature. I highly recommend it.

  7. Just watched the movie today and surprisingly liked it a lot. It actually adds interesting new ideas to the Candyman character.

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