Don’t say his name.
YES, this movie scared me! This summer will unleash a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend: Candyman.
The housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a horrific ghost story. The story was about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand. This ghost was easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. Now let’s fast forward to the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down. A visual artist, Anthony McCoy, and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.
During a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer, Anthony is exposed to the horrific nature of the true story. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman.