Candyman: Sequel to the 1992 Supernatural Horror Film–August 27

Release date: August 27

The MGM and Universal film is a sequel to the 1992 supernatural horror film, which was very scary.


Theatrical release poster

It’s directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele, who penned the script with DaCosta and Win Rosenfeld.

It takes place in the now-gentrified area surrounding Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects, where in the original film a graduate student was investigating an urban legend about a hook-handed killer.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo and Vanessa Williams star.

Addressing the postponement on Twitter, DaCosta wrote: “We made Candyman to be seen in theaters. Not just for the spectacle but because the film is about community and stories–how they shape each other, how they shape us. It’s about the collective experience of trauma and joy, suffering and triumph and the stories we tell around it. We wanted the horror and humanity of Candyman to be experienced in a collective, a community, so we’re pushing Candyman to next year, to ensure that everyone can see the film, in theaters, and share in that experience.”

Watch the trailer here.