The Legend of Candyman is nothing new to us. A story of a supernatural killer who appears to be a mirror boogeyman who kills people who call his name 5 times in the mirror. The latest release of Candyman, which also happens to be Nia DaCosta’s version, was quite predictable in many ways. If you’ve watched the 1992 version of the same, the Hook wielding ghoul was much scary, as he made mincemeat out of people in Cabrini-Green, the Urban legend kept us be curious all along!
Lead by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo. Vanessa Williams, Tony Todd, and Virginia Madsen, Tod is back being the badass, savage Candyman you won’t fail to drool over. Released on 27 August 2021, directed by Nia DaCosta, the movie is an adaptation of Books of Blood and Candyman.
Is Candyman 2021 a sequel?
Candyman 2021 is the spiritual sequel of the classic cult film Candyman 1992, while the legend remains the same, there’s a new chapter, new characters keeping quite many similarities from the past adaptation.
What’s the real story of Candyman?
The story of Candyman revolves around an Urban legend. The movie narrates the story of Candyman who was a real man. He was the son of a black slave. He was Daniel who later an artist who fell in love with a white girl. When the father of the girl gets to know about them, he murders Daniel.
A lynch mob cut his right hand and smear his body in honey to attract Honey bees. Later, the honey bees bite him to death. Now, when you call Candyman 5 times in the mirror, a distorted body appears with a hooked right hand and a ton of bees follows him. He takes his revenge by gifting your death, then and there. Candyman is a fictional character played by Tony Todd, now he’s back with the same charm to rule our hearts with Candyman’s character.
Candyman 2021 Movie Plot
McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is a visual artist looking for inspiration and finds it in Cabrini Green’s desolate shell. As he’s now curious to know more about the urban legend of Candyman hence is inspired to create art on him. With the help of local laundromat worker William Burke, he gets to know the story if he missed out on anything.
While he starts creating art, he gets visions of Sherman Fields, an average bee sting on his hand begins to rot and eat away the living tissue on his arm. His girlfriend Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), is worried about him but she’s also busy with her dreams of becoming a gallery curator. In this modern storytelling, Candyman is more of a terror to the white race as a revenge of racism to the black people. The couple soon realizes that the Candyman never left and hence the mysterious events start to occur.
Candyman 2021 Movie Review
Candyman is an American African movie set in the 19th century. It is followed by Candyman, farewell to the flesh in 1995, and Candyman, the day of the dead in 1999.
One more time we get to see Tony Todd play as gracefully as before, nailing with his art. Surely this brings a lot of excitement in the context of watching or not, what we feel, is a must-watch. Jump scares and shrieks and anxious laughs seem to add character to the sequel, undoubtedly the characters have played well.