What is Candyman, the horror movie based on an urban legend about

The film has generated great expectations (Photography twitter @horrorlosers)

This Thursday, August 26, it was released candy man in the cinemas of the country. Written and produced by Jordan Peele, author of Get Out (2017) and Us (2018), and directed by Our DaCosta, who is also directing the next movie Marvel with a budget of $ 100 million.

Tape has generated great expectation due to the good reception of your trailer, which showed good visual ideas and the promise of being one of the movies scariest of the year. Those who have seen the film have been left with a good taste in their mouths, as they have said that meets your expectations for plot and visual content.

The film incorporates the horror with racial issues and of gentrification in a work that takes up the story of the original film candy man (1992), 30 years later of the events that occurred in the first story.

"candy man" is based on an American urban legend (Photography twitter @horrorlosers)
“Candyman” is based on an American urban legend (Photography twitter @horrorlosers)

candy man (2021) tells the story of famous assassin with a hook in his hand, which can be invoked at say his name 5 times in front of the mirror, but those who dare to call him will have to pay a high price.

The director Our DaCosta, he told in an interview for The Guardian, that despite having written and directed the film, never said the killer’s name 5 times: “Actually, when I was watching auditions, it bothered me a little and I stopped the video before they could say it 5 timesIt was a bit silly ”.

Nia, 31, stated that she is not superstitious, but “It’s just that small part of the dialogue. Nothing else scares me except that. Simply I don’t want to put myself in a situation where my brain starts playing pranks on me”.

According to urban legend, by saying his name 5 times the murderer will appear (Photography twitter @horrorlosers)
According to urban legend, by saying his name 5 times the murderer will appear (Photography twitter @horrorlosers)

The film explores the humanity of the murderer, a black man who was mutilated and murdered for having had a relationship with a white woman, the director explained the character of candy man: “He is also a person, that is what is wanted to explain with this film. It is not just a floating demon that kills people, and that it was a challenge for the balance of the character”.

In the original 1992 movie, the murderer’s victims they were mostly black people and the main character was the typical “white hero”, So DaCosta and Jordan Peele, who is known for the racial themes that he prints in his films, tried to turn the story around.

The story takes place in the neighborhood of Cabrini-Green in Chicago, just like the original movie, but 30 years later, the small houses and the original residents have been replaced by numerous buildings and new inhabitants.

The story takes place 30 years after the first part (Photography twitter @horrorlosers)
The story takes place 30 years after the first part (Photography twitter @horrorlosers)

Cabrini-Green is now an artsy neighborhood with numerous art galleries, all of which they fill with blood when the murderer returns to the place where cold-blooded murderer more than three decades ago.

The cast of the film is made up of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who gives life to Antony, a boy who moved house after being saved from the clutches of the murderer decades ago and now go back to the place where you will meet him again.

Teyonah Parris it will be Briana, the gallery artist who will investigate the history of Daniel Robitaille, the supernatural assassin who is played by Colman Domingo.