Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini-Green, and after a chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

Directed by: Nia DaCosta
Genres: Horror,
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Monkeypaw Productions, Bron Studios, Universal Pictures, Creative Wealth Media Finance,

Candyman - Dare to say his name. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 25-08-2021
  • Runtime: 91 Minutes
  • Popularity: 111.73
  • Vote Count: 725
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2
  • Budget: USD 25,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 77,389,310
  • Region: Canada ( CA ), United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II - Azwaad Movie Database Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Anthony McCoy
Teyonah Parris - Azwaad Movie Database Teyonah Parris Brianna Cartwright
Colman Domingo - Azwaad Movie Database Colman Domingo William Burke
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett - Azwaad Movie Database Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Troy Cartwright
Kyle Kaminsky - Azwaad Movie Database Kyle Kaminsky Grady Smith
Vanessa Williams - Azwaad Movie Database Vanessa Williams Anne-Marie McCoy
Brian King - Azwaad Movie Database Brian King Clive Privler
Miriam Moss - Azwaad Movie Database Miriam Moss Jerrika
Rebecca Spence - Azwaad Movie Database Rebecca Spence Finley Stephens
Carl Clemons-Hopkins - Azwaad Movie Database Carl Clemons-Hopkins Jameson
Photo Name Department
Clive Barker-Writing Clive Barker Writing (Characters)
Jordan Peele-Writing Jordan Peele Writing (Screenplay)
Jordan Peele-Production Jordan Peele Production (Producer)
John Guleserian-Camera John Guleserian Camera (Director of Photography)
J.T. Mueller-Sound J.T. Mueller Sound (Sound Mixer)
Aaron L. Gilbert-Production Aaron L. Gilbert Production (Executive Producer)
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe-Sound Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Sound (Original Music Composer)
David Kern-Production David Kern Production (Executive Producer)
Chris Diebold-Sound Chris Diebold Sound (Sound Designer)
Brian Adler-Visual Effects Brian Adler Visual Effects (Visual Effects)

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I rewatched the 1992's Candyman in preparation for Nia DaCosta's (Little Woods) direct sequel, so I could get the most out of it without having to force my memory to kick in. Despite being addicted to Philip Glass' score of the original film, Bernard Rose's take on Clive Barker's short story isn't exactly one of my favorite classics, even though I appreciate it quite a bit. Expectations-wise, I didn't know the director beforehand, but I was curious to see what DaCosta could bring to the famous tale. Unfortunately, I'm not the right person to tackle the heavy themes depicted in the filmmaker's sophomore flick. From an evident, strong opinion about gentrification to the biased white critical lenses, the director has a clear vision and firm messages concerning cultural injustice. As a white European young man, I'm not going to pretend to have experience or even enough knowledge to approach these necessary, sensitive debates, so I'll let other critics, namely Black authors, spread their voices. Nevertheless, I have mixed feelings about this sequel. Despite being beautifully shot (John Guleserian), edited (Catrin Hedström), and scored (Robert A. A. Lowe), the thematically driven screenplay often feels forced and occasionally preachy. Characters are thinly developed through an uncommonly too short runtime. The never-ending silhouette recaps of the previous movie are unnecessary, and weirdly enough, a major revelation of this sequel is partially ruined by simply (re)watching the original film. The extreme gore is still present, though slightly toned down, at least from my perspective. Technically and visually, it's truly one of the most interesting movies of the year. Sadly, it isn't able to transmit the same quality to the two pillars of filmmaking - story and characters." Rating: C

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