The Complete History of Candyman

Candyman. Say his name five times in front of a mirror and he’ll show up, bees buzzing, hook-hand raised, whispery voice ready to give you some ASMR vibes right before you die. Based (loosely) on a short story by Clive Barker, the 1995 horror film Candyman is an all-time-classic – an operatic, gory, highly unnerving exploration of urban legends and race. The film spawned a few not-so-great sequels, and this year will see the release of a new Candyman directed by Nia DaCosta and co-written by Jordan Peele. A new documentary, The Complete History of Candyman, has set out to explore the franchise as a whole, and why it continues to hold us in its sway. Check out a trailer below.

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Candyman release date

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Hollywood studios are doing their best to peer into the future and predict slots in which they can drop new movies into theaters again. Today, Universal and MGM have unveiled the latest Candyman release date for the highly anticipated horror remake, while MGM are planting a flag for the long-gestating Legally Blonde 3. Get the details below.
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candyman release date

A spiritual sequel to the Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror movie of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman returns to the now gentrified neighborhood of Cabrini-Green in Chicago, Illinois, back where the legend began. Now, nearly 30 years later, DaCosta is hoping not only to frighten audiences with her vision, but to make them question what exactly it is that makes them so afraid.

“Maybe you’re watching horror and you’re scared because of the very literal ghost that’s in the room,” muses DaCosta. “But I think, in a horror like this, we want you to also understand why the character’s scared. Not just about the ghost, but what the ghost represents. I find that really fun.”

Clever, poignant and creative, it’s easy to understand what Jordan Peele saw in the Little Woods director. A lover of 1970s cinema and a determined writer since the very first time she watched Apocalypse Now at the tender age of 16, DaCosta is an exciting up-and-comer with a vast ocean of ideas, including how to breathe new life into the old bones of Candyman.

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Candyman Release Date Delayed

After Wonder Woman 1984 vacated the previously set October 2 release date and headed to Christmas, that left Nia DaCosta‘s anticipated horror remake of Candyman as the next major theatrical release scheduled for the fall. But Universal and MGM apparently don’t want to mess with that kind of pressure, so the studios are pushing back the movie to 2021, just like many other blockbusters that were intended for release this year. Read More »

Movies leaving Netflix in august 2020

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. As usual, the streaming service is set to lose some big titles in August, leaving you with just a few measly days (or weeks, in some instances) to catch up before they disappear into digital oblivion. Here’s the full list of what’s vanishing from the service, including the best movies leaving Netflix in August 2020. Read More »

into the dark

Hot on the heels of the first teaser trailer for the anticipated horror sequel Halloween Kills, Universal Pictures has shifted the release dates for both that film and its follow-up. In addition, Universal is shuffling around Blumhouse’s upcoming Candyman remake, and The Forever Purge, the next installment of The Purge franchise. Get the latest release date changes to update your depressing calendar below. Read More »

candyman teaser

Candyman is coming back. Universal has released a teaser spotlighting Nia DaCosta‘s new take on the classic horror tale, which is due out in September. The new Candyman teaser re-introduces the Candyman origin story by embedding it in the stories of Black persecution and pain. Watch the Candyman teaser below.

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candyman teaser new

The new Candyman reboot/sequel was supposed to arrive in theaters last weekend, but the coronavirus changed that. Now, Nia DaCosta‘s new take on the classic horror tale is due out in September, which still seems like a long time from now. In the meantime, DaCosta has uploaded a haunting Candyman teaser that re-tells the Candyman origin story while also recounting stories of Black people being persecuted – and prosecuted – a theme that’s all too familiar right now.

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candyman release date

Not even saying Candyman five times in front of a mirror will summon Nia DaCosta‘s reboot/sequel for its originally-planned June release. As it becomes more and more clear that there’s going to be virtually no summer movie season this year, the new Candyman release date has moved from summer to fall, with a new September date in place.

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candyman trailer

Someone must’ve gone ahead and said his name five times in front of a mirror, because Candyman is back. The horror classic, based on a short story by Clive Barker and directed in 1992 by Bernard Rose, gets a modern-day update courtesy of director Nia DaCosta, and producer and co-writer Jordan Peele. This is no mere remake, but a continuation of that film that also reboots and recontextualizes the tale. Watch the first Candyman trailer below.

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