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Candyman (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The original Candyman still remains one of my favourite horror films.  From its eerie setting and cinematography to its brilliantly played antagonist and unexpected narrative, it became (and remains) such an iconic film.  It didn’t need its multiple lower budget sequels but, now almost 30 years later, the BIG question is does it need a Jordan Peele written reboot/remake/kinda sequel? Well for the most part yes as 2021’s updated Candyman manages to successfully build on the original story (whilst still being strong enough to stand on its own) whilst adding a whole new dimension to the Candyman mythos.  That’s not to say it’s flawless – whilst the film is impeccably acted and visually stunning it seems to run out of ideas by the third act and jumps into a finale that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.  But until then this is a worthy update/sequel of what still is one of my favourite horror films!

Best Bit: Toilets

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Candyman, Nightbreed, Get Out

7 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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