Inside Look At Nia DaCosta’s Candyman

Dare you sat his name? The patron saint of urban legends is close to UK cinemas, with Candyman set for a release at the end of the month. Like many films Nia DaCosta’s film has been much delayed soon that wait is nearly over.

Universal Pictures are getting in one last promotion with a New Inside look Featurette. Producer Jordan Peele and director Nia DaCosta share their passion for urban legends. Bring this horror into the 21st Century with a social commentary horror reflects what’s happening nowadays…

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For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood 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 terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and the original Candyman Tony Todd.

Candyman will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 27th August.