What Is It?
The 2021 American supernatural slasher horror movie Candyman.
Here is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:
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 the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his partner, 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; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) 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 terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
This movie felt like a mainstream art film in a way, it was not bad, but it is one of those movies that can leave you wondering how you really felt about it.
A few things happened at the end that I wish would have been the focus of this movie, if they had gone in that direction, this movie would have been better.
There is a message, or should I say several messages, in this movie, which I think was a good thing, but I wished that those things could have been explored more.
Also, there were a few things that bothered me about this movie, like the lack of police investigation / questioning / interrogation / et cetera during the movie, which made no sense & was too unbelievable to ignore.
- John Jr