‘Candyman’ Video Offers Look Into Film’s Art World Scene

by Thomas Tuna

There’s more to the Candyman legend than meets the eye…or hook.

The Candyman “spiritual sequel” to the original 1992 horror classic hit theaters over the summer, and will come home with a 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release this Tuesday, Nov. 16. And fans can watch a special featurette–courtesy of JoBlo.com–that explores the art world setting of the film, as well as its approach to the legend of the supernatural killer. Check out the video on this page.

As for this week’s home video release, some of the bonus features include an alternate ending, several deleted and extended scenes, a discussion of body horror, a look into how composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe scored the film and a behind-the-scenes peek into how the analog shadow puppetry scenes were created.

This R-rated Candyman from Universal Pictures–directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay she wrote with producers Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld–stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo. In addition, Tony Todd–the original Candyman–makes his presence felt in the film.

This Candyman takes place some 10 years after Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Towers have been razed, and a young couple moves into a condo in the area. But they soon learn the “tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman,” who, according to legend, can be summoned by anyone “daring to repeat his name five times in a mirror.”

The original Candyman–written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden–stars Todd and Virginia Madsen. The movie–generally well-received by critics–grossed $26 million on a $9-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Candyman.

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