If there was a horror movie I’d most like a reboot for, Candyman the story of an amputee who has a hook for a hand, a mesmerizing voice to fall spell too and who appears when you say his name five times while looking in a mirror, would be high up on that list.
As an avid reader of master horror creator Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed) and a current fan of the newly regarded master of sociological, satirical, suspense Jordan Peele (Get Out and Us), I could not be more psyched to once again visit the story revived for the modern viewer.
I recently watched the original 1992 version of the film (based on short story Forbidden by Clive Barker), which stars Tony Todd as the Candyman and Virginia Madsen as the heroine who falls under his spell. The movie has faired quite well 30 years later as a timeless and creepy masterpiece. So kudos to Director Bernard Rose for that success.
Already set up as a look into urban legend and culture, I’m certain prodcer Jordan Peele plans to take the project to new heights while exploring the original concept of the hook-handed serial killer who victimizes the tenements of Cabrini Green.
New and rising star on the scene Nia DaCosta helms as Director while Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris star. Catch Candyman coming in 2020.
Candyman 2020 Official Trailer
Candyman 1992 Trailer