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A new ‘Candyman’ documentary set to be released

Given the current excitement around the iconic horror film Candyman, it has been confirmed that a brand new documentary is on the way.

The new project arrives as fans patiently await the release of Jordan Peele’s eagerly anticipated Candyman sequel. The film, which arrives 27 years after Bernard Rose’s original, will be directed by Little Woods filmmaker Nia DaCosta. MGM and Universal have confirmed that news, describing the project as “spiritual sequel” and will see set returning to the same Chicago neighbourhood of the first film, which has since been gentrified.

The Complete History Of Candyman, directed by Bryn Hammond, will offer a close look behind the curtain of the iconic horror trilogy, focusing on the main characters featured in Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden as well as looking at the upcoming sequel by Peele and DaCosta.

The Complete History Of Candyman presents an in-depth investigation into the series, the author and the up-and-coming Jordan Peele reboot from brand new and archival interviews from scholars and creators, from the voices who survived the genre’s past trends to those shaping its future,” a press release states.

Adding: “It’s succinct view tours through Hollywood’s changing landscape and horror’s renaissance, during which the horror genre returned to producing critically and commercially successful horror films, much as it did during the era known as the Golden Age of slashers, which peaked between 1978 and 1984.”

See the trailer, below.