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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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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[Box Office] Audiences Say His Name, Resurrect ‘Candyman’ Franchise With a Sweet $22.37M!

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have been the gold standard for horror over the past few decades, but Universal Pictures has slowly become their rival. Universal Pictures not only stole Blumhouse away from Paramount Pictures, but they’ve become home to Jordan Peele‘s productions, including the brand new Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta. The box […]

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[Spoilers] Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Gets Four Different Vinyl Toys from Funko

Warning: these toys feature Candyman 2021 spoilers… Now that Nia DaCosta’s sequel Candyman has arrived in theaters, Funko has unleashed a wave of four different POP! vinyl toys that are based on the franchise’s brand new relaunch. Three of the toys depict main character Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) as Candyman, including “Candyman With Bees” […]

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The Soundtrack to Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Goes Up for Pre-Order from Waxwork Records This Friday

The movie is releasing in theaters this weekend and if you dig the score to Nia DaCosta’s new sequel Candyman, you won’t have to wait very long to get your hands on it. Waxwork Records has announced today that they’ll be putting the film’s official soundtrack by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe up for pre-order tomorrow, […]

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