Candy Man 2021: Plot | Cast | Trailer

All that you want to know about Candy Man 2021

Candy Man 2021 is a horror movie that may be seen as the spiritual sequel to the original movie of 2021. The latest Candyman was one of the most anticipated horror Dramas of 2021.  What adds further to the buzz is that this project is co-written by Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele. 

1992 Candyman was indeed an awesome watch as it reinvented the ideas of horror. The 2021 venture too traces back to the first part of origination and in the process, it addresses the social context of being black in a white majority country.

Read on to know more about this R rated horror drama that will remain with you king after you are done watching it. 

Adaptation 

The live-action movies of the Candyman series are inspired by English author Clive Barker’s The Forbidden. Later on, the movies went to draw the characters on their own but always using Barker’s story as source material. 

Plot of Candy Man 2021

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Featuring the extremely talented protagonist of Candy Man 2021

The Cabrini Green towers have long been haunted by the horror stories of candyman. Fast forward to the present when the space is completely gentrified and changed into a luxurious place inhabited by upper classes of society. Visual artist Anthony comes to live here with his girlfriend Who is an art director. 

Anthony meets an old resident of the area who first tells him about the stories of Candyman. The artist mind of Anthony soon finds these dark and gloomy tales, in a way, satisfying. He feels that this is is something he could explore in his art. He feels more drawn to finally calls out on Candyman because he simply could not help. All these stories and myths made him so overwhelmed that he felt like he needed to communicate with him. And so he does. It unleashes something far more complex and horrifying than bargained for. 

It’s so much more than just a horror drama 

Over time, Candyman has become a cult movie. With a strong social message embedded within, it is certainly going to hit a nerve with a large audience. Black communities are often associated with violence and perhaps this movie will tell you why. The collective pain, grief and helplessness of the downtrodden community find words through violence. A revisit to the first movie elucidates this.

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Candyman 1992 The Origin

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Showcasing a still from Candy Man 2021!

CandyMan 1992 may be seen as a live-action origin story. It is the story of how it all began. 

Daniel was a rich African American who fathered a child with a white woman. This created massive unrest and the woman’s father gathered more people from the white people community and made those racist attackers cut Daniel’s right hand and left him there smeared with honey. Daniel dies an unimaginably painful death. 

After this wrongful horrendous murder post-death, Dael becomes Candyman. It all happened in the area of Cabrini Green Tower. Therefore, tales never leave Cabrini Tower. 

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The Cast of Candy Man 2021

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Candy Man 2021 and its amazing cast!

Amazing Tony Todd from the first movie will be here and we can’t wait to watch him act. Rest of the cast includes 

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy, a visual artist.
  • Abdul-Mateen II also portrays a hallucinatory reflection of the Candyman.
  • Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright, Anthony’s girlfriend and an art gallery director.
  • Hannah Love Jones as young Brianna Cartwright.
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Troy Cartwright, Brianna’s brother. 
  • Colman Domingo as William Burke, a Cabrini Green resident who tells Anthony about the Candyman legend. 
  • Tony Todd as Daniel Robitaille / Candyman, a vengeful spirit that kills anyone who summons him by saying his name five times while facing a mirror.

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Release Date of Candy Man 2021

August 27, 2021

Candy Man 2021 Available on

Apart from the theatrical release, the movie will be available on Prime Video.

Conclusion 

Candy Man 2021 is going to be awesome. It is going to be a complex narrative of modern horror in which violence and horror stem from not knowing peace and justice; not knowing how to salvage the soul; not knowing how to move forward. 

The approach to the narrative might remind you of Tonni Morrison’s Beloved, a wonderful story of a child’s ghost who would not leave her mother alone. 

Drop your comments below to let us know what are your thoughts about the movie. 

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