As lengthy as residents remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Eco-friendly neighborhood were terrorized with a word-of-mouth ghost story in regards to a supernatural killer having a hook for any hands, easily called by individuals venturing to repeat his name five occasions right into a mirror. In current day, ten years after all of the the Cabrini towers were torn lower, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Emmy champion Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Watchmen, Us) and the partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris If Beale Street Could Talk, WandaVision), transfer to an extravagance loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and lived on by upwardly mobile millennials.
With Anthony’s painting career around the edge of stalling, an opportunity encounter having a Cabrini-Eco-friendly old-timer (Colman Domingo Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) exposes Anthony towards the terrible true story behind Candyman. Anxious to keep his status within the Chicago art world, and spurred on by his white-colored art dealer, Anthony starts to explore these macabre details in the studio as fresh inspiration for works of art, unknowingly opening a door to some complex past that unravels their own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on the collision course with future.
Candyman opens only in theaters on August 27.
This interview was conducted by IGN author Siddhant Adlakha.