Nia DaCosta updates a ‘90s cult favourite for a new generation with Candyman, co-written and produced by Oscar-winning contemporary horror master Jordan Peele. Artist Antony McCoy (Yahya Abdul- Mateen II) and curator Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris) are a young couple living in Chicago’s newly gentrified Cabrini-Green neighbourhood. The luxury condo they call home stands on the original site of the housing project where the hook-handed Candyman first preyed on his victims. After an encounter with a former resident of the haunted towers (Colman Domingo), Antony becomes immersed in Candyman’s macabre legacy, unleashing a spooky series of events.
Why You Should See This Film
Say his name in the mirror five times, we dare you. Almost thirty years on, the legend of Candyman remains as terrifying and timely as ever. With its release delayed by over a year due to the pandemic, it’s exciting to finally see Peele and DaCosta’s version hit screens. Nia DaCosta has even made history with the film, becoming the first Black female director to have a #1 film at the US box office.
PRESENTED BY FOUR PILLARS GIN
Do you like scary movies? This year, we're celebrating the spooky season with our friends at Four Pillars Gin, with a killer line-up of films each paired with a specially themed cocktail at the bar. Screening all Halloween weekend, join us for Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated Candyman (2021), plus the ultimate ‘90s horror double bill of the original Candyman (1992) and Scream (1996).
- Year: 2021
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Nia DaCosta
- Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
- Duration: 91 minutes
- Language: English