Studio Theater Thu, Sep 9 7:00 PM
Main Theater Sat, Sep 11 4:00 PM
Studio Theater Wed, Sep 15 4:00 PM
Studio Theater Thu, Sep 16 4:00 PM
Main Theater Sat, Sep 18 7:00 PM
Main Theater Thu, Sep 23 4:00 PM
Main Theater Sat, Sep 25 4:00 PM
Run Time:1hr 31min
Release Year:2021
Cast:Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Tayonah Parris
Tony Todd
Director:Nia DaCosta
Executive Producer:Jordan Peele


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; 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.