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Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Hooks an R-Rating for Bloody Horror Violence



Nia DaCosta's 'Candyman' Hooks an R-Rating for Bloody Horror Violence

Universe Pictures recently decided to snag an October 16th release date for director Nia DaCosta’s Candyman, a slot previously occupied by Blumhouse’s Halloween Kills before it was officially delayed for 15 months.

MPAA has given DaCosta’s Candyman an R-Rating for: “bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.”

Here’s the official plot for Candyman:

“For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.”

“With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. 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 stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo and Tony Todd.

Candyman hooks its way into theatres worldwide on October  16th2020.

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