I've been a fan or the classic Candyman lore for quite a while, and with the arrival of Halloween this past weekend, I decided to check out the Candyman (2021) movie as I had not yet watched it.
This movie was quite the update on the classic horror tale of the Candyman. It's both scary and important. It has a incisive and visually thrilling approach to the franchise's mythology and terrifies the audience along the way.
The description of Candyman (2021), as stated on iTunes, is:
"Oscar® winner Jordan Peele and filmmaker Nia DaCosta unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend: Candyman. For decades the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural killer summoned by repeating his name five times into a mirror. In the present day, artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) moves into the neighborhood, now gentrified beyond recognition. Anxious to maintain his status in the art world, he begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, which unknowingly unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny."
If anyone is interested in checking out the movie Candyman (2021)
from Universal Pictures, click on the image up above.
- Very visually appealing
- Deepens the franchise's mythology - an update to the classic horror without veering too far
- Terrifying, perfect for lovers of horro
- Great cast
- Oscar-winning directors
I highly recommend this movie for fans of the original Candyman lore, or those who enjoy horror movies. It was very visually appealing, very scary, and a unique ending.