‘Candyman’ proves that Black horror films will continue to win at box office

Candyman hit theaters on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 and it had an impressive $27 million opening weekend. Directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, the film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo with Vanessa Williams, Tony Todd, and Virginia Madsen reprising their roles from the original 1992 film. […]

‘Watchmen’ actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to star in new thriller, ‘Ambulance’

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will join Jake Gyllenhaal in Ambulance. The 34-year-old “Watchmen” actor will play Gyllenhaal’s brother in the upcoming Michael Bay thriller, about siblings who steal an ambulance with a critical patient inside, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Baby Driver actress Eiza González is set to co-star as the paramedic. Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien […]

Director Nia DaCosta planning ‘viscerally disturbing’ reboot of ‘Candyman’

Nia DaCosta has confirmed that the new Candyman film will include an origin story for the character. The 30-year-old director has overseen the “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror classic and revealed that her take will give an in-depth look at how the supernatural killer — again played by Tony Todd — came to be. Speaking […]

Actor Tony Todd predicts fans will be ‘proud’ of new ‘Candyman’ film

Original 'Candyman' Tony Todd

Tony Todd believes Candyman fans will love the new film and be “proud” of what the director and cast have accomplished. The 65-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as the hook-wielding supernatural killer in the upcoming movie, which is described as a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 slasher film and believes it will impress […]

1st look at Jordan Peele’s remake of ‘Candyman’ horror film (video)

On just Jordan Peele’s fourth film, the comedian-turned-horror movie master, has become a bonafide and bankable box office superstar. The Oscar-winning Peele, who won his Academy Award for best original screenplay for Get Out, has now excavated the classic horror film Candyman — and he even delivers a spooky version of Destiny’s Child “Say My […]

Original ‘Candyman’ Tony Todd rumored to reprise role in Jordan Peele reboot

Original 'Candyman' Tony Todd

The original “Candyman” conjured up fear in his victims in the past, but will he return once more? Rumors of Todd reprising his signature role in the Jordan Peele-produced reboot of Candyman surfaced on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. In January, when Peele announced plans to bring back the popular ’90s horror series, it was unclear […]

Jordan Peele to co-write this classic horror movie

Jordan Peele will co-write the new Candyman horror film. The 39-year-old filmmaker — who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed 2017 psychological scare fest Get Out — is bringing back the cult horror franchise, which began in 1992 and starred Tony Todd as a hook-wielding supernatural killer who appears after his name is said five times in […]