When we last discussed the upcoming “Candyman” film here on the website, the world was a very different place since that was in the ending days of February 2020. That post can be found HERE if you’d like to be thorough and now as the world slowly tries to be normal again after so much chaos, a new trailer has arrived. I’ve secured that along with a better premise and casting and art. Enjoy and I will return once all is done.
The Premise: For as long as the residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood 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 the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, a visual artist named Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, an art gallery director named Brianna Cartwright, moved into a luxurious loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by the upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind the 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. (c/o Universal Pictures)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy
Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright
Vanessa A. Williams as Anne-Marie McCoy
Tony Todd as Daniel Robitaille/Candyman
Rebecca Spence as Finley Stephens
Cassie Kramer as Helen Lyle
Brian King as Clive Privler
Kyle Kaminsky as Grady Smith
PiercingMetal Thoughts: : If you didn’t click over to the first trailer post we did, you wouldn’t know that I admitted to never having seen any of the “Candyman” films. Despite my interest in using the downtime of the pandemic to catch up on films that I never saw since there wasn’t much else to do for many months I never got around to that. Anyway, this second trailer ups the creepy game that was left by the first and this film might do well for those looking to get a dose of horror in the coming months. I am not sure about seeing this one and right now my only movie theater plan is for “Black Widow” and then I guess “Shang-Chi” but I will admit to still being a little skittish about that environment on the whole. What did you think about this new trailer? Chime in down below in the comments section when you have a moment. See you next time.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candyman_(2021_film)