CANDYMAN (2020)

DIRECTED BY: NIA DaCOSTA

JUNE 12, 2020

Big enough praise cannot be bestowed upon Jordan Peele for what he’s doing with his career. He turned a comedy-acting career into a horror-directing one, and now he’s gone on to produce. It seems like he’s taken all of his success and put it back into the industry. Not only that, but he’s making a mark as a black man and seems to be extending the olive branch to those around him. Peele writes and produces this latest “spiritual sequel” to the “Candyman” franchise while Nia DaCosta (director of “Little Woods”) takes the directing chair. I have to say, the slow, creepy version of “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child does not work as well as “I’ve Got Five On It” from Peele’s “Us” trailer last year. I’d give them an “A” for effort, but now they’re just ripping off what worked for “Us” last year. The film itself looks fine, with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Aquaman” & “Us”) starring lead, but the rumors of Tony Todd reprising his role of the Candyman is what has me most intrigued.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film ‘Candyman’ that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

STARRING

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Teyonah Parris
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Colman Domingo
Vanessa A. Williams
Tony Todd
Rebecca Spence
Christiana Clark
Cassie Kramer
Brian King
Kyle Kaminsky
Carl Clemons-Hopkins
Cedric Mays
Nancy Pender

PRODUCED BY
Ian Cooper
Win Rosenfeld
Jordan Peele

SCREENPLAY
Jordan Peele
Win Rosenfeld
Nia DaCosta

BASED ON
“Candyman”
by Bernard Rose
&
“The Forbidden”
by Clive Barker

CINEMATOGRAPHY
John Guleserian

STUDIO
MGM
Universal Pictures

HORROR
THRIILLER

Also In Theaters
JUNE 12, 2020

“Greenland”STX
“City of a Million Soldiers”101 Studios

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