ComingSoon is thrilled to debut an exclusive clip from the bonus features of Candyman, available now on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD from MGM and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (order here). The clip features director and co-writer Nia DaCosta, co-writer and producer Jordan Peele, and the original Candyman aka Daniel Robitaille played by Tony Todd.
The clip is from the Say My Name featurette titled “Robitaille Story” as the group discusses the story of the horrific murder of Daniel Robitaille and how it’s the inspiration for the film, as well as its impact on the residents of Cabrini-Green, the provenance of this urban legend.
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“For decades, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer,” reads the official synopsis. “In present day, a visual artist (Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us, forthcoming The Matrix Resurrections) begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”
Check out the exclusive Candyman bonus feature clip below:
The movie also stars Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk, Wandavision, forthcoming The Marvels), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Generation, Misfits), and Colman Domingo (HBO’s Euphoria, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Assassination Nation).
Candyman is produced and co-written by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele and directed by rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta, the first Black woman to helm a #1 film at the box office.
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Exclusive Bonus Features on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital:
- ALTERNATE ENDING
- DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
- SAY MY NAME: Filmmakers and cast discuss how the horror at the center of Candyman is both timely and timeless, which is a tragedy in and of itself.
- BODY HORROR: We explore director Nia DaCosta’s influences in the subgenre of body horror, and what Anthony’s physical transformation means to the story.
- THE FILMMAKER’S EYE: NIA DACOSTA: Take a closer look at director Nia DaCosta, and how her singular voice and perspective were perfect to tell this story.
- PAINTING CHAOS: Filmmakers reveal how Anthony’s artwork evolves throughout the film and how they strived for authenticity in recreating Chicago’s vibrant art scene.
- THE ART OF ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE: Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe reveals some of the unconventional methodology he used to create the unique and haunting soundscapes sounds of the film.
- TERROR IN THE SHADOWS: A behind-the-scenes look at how the analogue shadow puppetry scenes were created and an unpacking of why this ancient artistic medium was the most conceptually relevant for depicting the legends’ cycle of violence.
- CANDYMAN: THE IMPACT OF BLACK HORROR: A roundtable discussion moderated by Colman Domingo about the nuanced relationship Black Americans have with Candyman, the horror genre, and the overall idea of monsters and victims.