Coronavirus Pandemic Moves Back ‘Candyman’ Release

Candyman, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original horror classic, has become the latest film to be bitten by the Coronavirus bug, according to Universal.

The movie has been pushed back to Sept. 25 from its original release date of June 12, the studio said.

The movie, directed by Nia DaCosta, is helmed by producer Jordan Peele, who co-wrote the sequel with Win Rosenfeld.

The film’s back story centers around the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood, where a story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand terrorized the locals. The killer can be summoned by saying his name five times into a mirror.

The sequel starts in the present day after the Cabrini buildings have been razed and an artist and his girlfriend move into a condo built on the site. It isn’t long before the artist learns about the blood-curdling stories of the Candyman. And his new paintings open a door to a whole new horror for those around him.

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Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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