Add another movie to the “they’re remaking what???” list. I remember renting 1992’s “Candyman” on VHS tape from one of our local video stores. It was based on a Clive Barker short story and featured Tony Todd as the hook-armed title character. Unlike its two fairly crappy sequels, the original had a compelling social subtext to go along with its satisfying genre appeal. I still didn’t see it as a movie needing an update.
But we live in a age where even “Fantasy Island” gets remade so nothing should surprise us. “Candyman” 2020 has an interesting name attached. Jordan Peele is co-producing and co-writing what is being called a spiritual sequel to the original film. The first trailer is a bit messy and all over the place, but it looks to be tapping into what the original film was known for – being a gory horror film with a social conscience. Can it pull it off?
“Candyman” hits theaters June 12th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
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Ha-ha! Brilliant – love that episode of South Park. Well, I love all of them mostly.
Ooooooh. I knew I must have been missing something. Not a SP fan so it makes sense.
Me too though the last season was terrible as it made Randy a main character as I only like him in small doses.
I know what you mean. The Tegridy Farm episodes were like a mediocre off-shoot. They still had their funny moments though 😁
No, won’t be seeing it.
LOL! Not up your alley? My wife said the same thing! 😂
Scoob’s the only movie I’ll be seeing after my granddad’s birthday and Easter with my dad
This looks great! I loved the original and interesting to see how the “tortured artist” is linked to the Candyman mythology.
I hope they can pull it off. I always liked the first Candyman. Haven’t seen it in years.
I really like the original Candyman, it’s forever made me wary of park bathrooms and parking garages. But a remake with Yahya? Yep, I’m sold.
I do too. But I think the remake thing is starting to bore me a bit. Hopefully it’s great and I won’t care if it’s a new version of an old thing.
Not into horror all that much, so I’ll probably give it a pass.
I can understand. This is straight horror so you probably wouldn’t care for it.
Don’t hate me but I don’t think I’ve seen the original… maybe in passing since a lot of 90’s movies warp into one for me, having watched 10 a day sometimes with my parents.
Anyway, if Peele manages to recreate Get Out script magic then it’s going to be good, when it’s more like Us, then it’s gonna go badly.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is a joy to see here tho, after Watchmen I’m very excited to see him more. (Forgetting totally that he was in Aquaman because I disliked Manta a lot!)
He was really wasted in Aquaman. A cool character but terribly underdeveloped.
I think this could be interesting but the likelihood of me watching it is very slim. The original was an absolute stalwart of the sleepovers of my early teens.
I know what you mean. I’m hoping it’s good but I can’t see it having the same punch as the original. But The Invisible Man certainly gave me hope for new visions for old movies.