‘Candyman: Day of the Dead’ is Finally Getting a Blu-ray Release With Incredible New Artwork

For the franchise completists, myself very much included, Candyman: Day of the Dead is being added to Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series, bringing it to Blu-ray for the first time. The third installment in the franchise, Day of the Dead went direct-to-video back in 1999, and Dawn of the Discs reports that it will be […]

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Extended Scene from Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Has a Conversation About Gentrification [Video]

Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman, a sequel to the original classic that was directed by Bernard Rose, is now available at home, and headed to DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on November 16. But first, DaCosta’s Candyman came to Digital today, November 2. Both the Digital release and the physical media releases will include a “never-before-seen alternate ending.” Deleted […]

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Tony Todd Discusses the Body Horror of Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ in This Featurette Clip [Exclusive]

Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman, a sequel to the original classic that was directed by Bernard Rose, is now playing both in theaters and at home, available as a $19.99 Premium VOD offering at home. Now in its ninth week of theatrical release, Candyman has thus far scared up just under $80 million worldwide, and it’s headed to DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra […]

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How ‘Candyman’ Special Makeup Effects Designer J. Anthony Kosar Revived a Horror Icon and Induced Trypophobia [Exclusive]

In Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman, Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) undergoes a gruesome and startling transformation when bitten by a bee in Cabrini-Green. The urban legend of Candyman rises once again, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Special Makeup Effects Designer J. Anthony Kosar (Lovecraft Country, Fargo tv series) and his team were responsible for bringing multiple iterations of […]

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‘Candyman’ Comes to Digital and Blu-ray in November With Alternate Ending and Deleted Scenes

Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman, a sequel to the original classic that was directed by Bernard Rose, is now playing both in theaters and at home, available as a $19.99 Premium VOD offering at home. Now in its ninth week of theatrical release, Candyman has thus far scared up just under $80 million worldwide, and it’s headed to DVD, Blu-ray and […]

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‘Candyman’ Approaches $80 Million Worldwide and Heads to 4K and Blu-ray in November

Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman, a sequel to the original classic that was directed by Bernard Rose, is now playing both in theaters and at home, available as a $19.99 Premium VOD offering at home. Now in its seventh week of theatrical release, Candyman is currently sitting in the #9 spot on the domestic box office charts, making another […]

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Join Bloody Disgusting This Friday, September 17 For ‘Candyman’ Twitter Watch Party!

Candyman returned to theaters with Nia DaCosta’s Candyman (read Meagan’s review), a sequel to the original 1992 classic that gives rise to a whole new monster. After a sweet theatrical run, Candyman will be available on Premium VOD platforms starting this Friday! To celebrate, we’re throwing a Twitter watch party with special guests, and you’re invited! Tomorrow, Friday, […]

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Helen Lyle Was Originally Featured in Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ and We’ve Got an Image to Prove It!

“It was always you, Helen. It was always you.” The original incarnation of the Nia DaCosta-directed Candyman was a very different one and actually prominently featured Helen Lyle as the film’s main storytelling device, BD has learned. In the 1992 Candyman, a loose adaptation of Clive Barker‘s story that was directed by Bernard Rose, Virginia Madsen plays Helen […]

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Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Coming Home to On Demand This Friday!

Candyman returned to theaters on August 27, 2021 with Nia DaCosta’s Candyman (read Meagan’s review), a sequel to the original classic that gives rise to a whole new monster. We’ve learned today that DaCosta’s Candyman is now already headed home… Candyman comes to On Demand platforms this Friday, September 17! In Candyman, co-written by Jordan Peele, “For as long […]

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Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Uses Centuries of Trauma and Loss to Reframe and Reclaim Candyman

When it comes to race and “uncomfortable conversations,” Nia DaCosta is out of fucks to give. Before most of us hit grade school, we’re taught to fear the boogeyman and other things that go bump in the night, but DaCosta violently disagrees. For her, the scariest things are the trauma, cultural appropriation, and lack of […]

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Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reimagines the Mythology With a Sequel-Reboot Hybrid [Revenge of the Remakes]

Welcome to Revenge of the Remakes, where columnist Matt Donato takes us on a journey through the world of horror remakes. We all complain about Hollywood’s lack of originality whenever studios announce new remakes, reboots, and reimaginings, but the reality? Far more positive examples of refurbished classics and updated legacies exist than you’re willing to remember […]

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Clive Barker’s ‘The Forbidden’ – The Humble Beginnings of the ‘Candyman’ Franchise

When it comes to big-screen adaptations of his literary works, Clive Barker has an inconsistent track record to say the least.  The Midnight Meat Train is a pretty decent stab at representing the first story from his celebrated anthology, The Books of Blood. Whenever the Liverpudlian author has had a direct hand in shaping a […]

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The Scariest Scene in Bernard Rose’s ‘Candyman’ Shatters a Horror Taboo [Scene Screams]

Scene Screams is a recurring column that spotlights the scenes in horror that make us scream, whether through fear, laughter, or tears. It examines the most memorable, and often scariest, scenes in horror and what it is about them that makes them get under our skin.  It takes about forty minutes into Bernard Rose‘s Candyman before the […]

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Vanessa Estelle Williams Discusses Anne-Marie McCoy’s Return in Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ [Interview]

This article contains some plot spoilers for both 1992 and 2021’s Candyman. Anne-Marie McCoy’s brief appearance in the trailers for Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman became instantly meme-worthy. “We don’t say that name,” she tsk-tsks. The character’s return to the franchise speaks to the enduring legacy of the 1992 film and comes armed with the knowledge of Candyman’s devastation […]

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