For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoyand his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.
With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Teyonah Parris
Directed by: Nia DaCosta
In Theatres:Aug 27, 2021
Duration: 91 min
Notes:NO PASSES accepted until September 10, 2021.
Consumer Advice:(BC) Violence, Frightening Scenes. (AB) Violence, Frightening Scenes. (SK) Violence, Frightening Scenes. (MB) Violence, Frightening Scenes. (ON) Violence, Frightening Scenes. Please note that this film contains sequences which mayaffect customers who are susceptibleto photo sensitivities.