Billed as a "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 horror, produced and co-written by Jordan Peele (Get Out). Set in the now-gentrified Chicago neighbourhood where the Candyman legend - a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, the son of a slave killed in the late 19th century, summoned by saying his name five times in the mirror - began. Tony Todd, who played The Candyman in the original, returns.
In present day, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Us) and his girlfriend (Teyonah Parris, If Beale Street Could Talk) move into a modern condo in Cabrini. It's there that they bump into an old-timer (Colman Domingo, Assassination Nation) that spooks them with the true story of what happened there decades earlier. Anxious to kick-start a stalling career, Anthony begins to explore the horrific details in his studio. But he doesn't realise that by doing so, he's paving the way for an all new wave of terror.