Release Date: October 16, 2020
In the story, a killer with a hook for a hand can be summoned by anyone repeating his name 5 times in front of a mirror. Anthony is an artist who decides that he wants to create his next series of artwork based on the legend of the Candyman. While painting he accidentally opens a door to the past that starts to affect his mind.
In the trailer, we see a group of young girls in the bathroom chanting the Candyman’s name. Once they have finished, they seem to think they are safe, until they try to open the door. A lone girl in one of the stalls is witness to the gruesome events that follow.
The original movie had a great premise, although it became more and more strange as it played through. This hidden gem is graphic, shocking, but also full of questions that are not resolved. Still, it did create a lot of solid ground for this new movie to build on. It established the legend of the Candyman and created the setting in the Chicago housing projects- one that we see a modernized version of in the new film.
We are interested in finding out what happens to the struggling artist main character in this 2020 version and seeing his descent into madness as he learns the true story behind the legend of the Candyman.
Director: Nia DaCosta