PREVIEW: Candyman (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Vita and Virginia), Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk), Tony Todd (Final Destination), Vanessa Estelle Williams (Drop Squad), Rebecca Spence (Public Enemies), Cassie Kramer (film debut), Kyle Kaminsky (DriverX), Christiana Clark (Stuck Between Stations)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Nia DaCosta (Crossing the Line), director, writer; Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Win Rosenfeld (film debut), writers, producers; Ian Cooper (Us), producer; Robert A.A. Lowe (Sunshine Soup), composer; John Guleserian (About Time), cinematographer; Catrin Hedström (Far Out), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Within the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood, the local legend of the supernatural killer known as the “Candyman”, who kills those who summon him by saying his name five times to a mirror, was infamous. Now, years after the last few buildings have been torn down to make way for gentrification, visual artist Anthony (Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend Brianna (Parris) move into the area, where Anthony becomes drawn to the Candyman myth, putting him on a deadly collision course that unleashes a brutal wave of violence…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Rising director Nia DaCosta teams with writer-producer Jordan Peele for a timely update of the cult 1992 horror hit, creating new scares while also honouring the mythos introduced in the original.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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