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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II In Talks To Play Candyman In Spiritual Sequel From Jordan Peele
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

One big question about Jordan Peele‘s spiritual sequel to the 1992 horror classic Candyman, was whether original star Tony Todd would return to once again play the iconic title role or if someone new would be cast.

Now it appears we have an answer. It’s being reported that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has entered into negotiations to play the new Candyman in the movie.

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Lakeith Stanfield Could Have A Major Role In Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’
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Lakeith Stanfield

Slowly but surely the spiritual sequel to Candyman, which is being produced by Jordan Peele, is coming into focus. Last year, the film started by hiring Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) to act as director.

And now, they may have found a big star. According to a new report, Sorry To Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield is being eyed to appear in the film. More on the report below.

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NYCHFF 2018: ‘Candyman’ Actor Tony Todd Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
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NYCHFF Tony Todd Candyman NYCHFF 2018: Candyman Actor Tony Todd Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year for over a decade and half, the New York City Horror Film Festival has handed out its Lifetime Achievement Award to an icon of horror cinema. The festival was created and organized by the late Michael J. Hein back in 2002 and the first two recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award were George A. Romero and Tom Savini.

Perhaps fittingly this year’s recipient was Tony Todd, who broke into the horror genre in Savini’s 1990 remake of Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead. Two years later, he became a true horror legend when he played the titular hook-handed Candyman in Bernard Rose’s film based on the Clive Barker story The Forbidden. Since then Todd has used his massive 6’5″ frame, size-16 shoe, and deep voice to leave a lasting impression on the horror industry with appearances in the Final Destination franchise, Hatchet 1 & 2, Masters of Horror, and more. Saturday night at the Cinepolis Chelsea, The Candyman showed up to a sell-out crowd (with probably 50+ others standing in the aisle) to accept his award and partake in a Q&A.

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Nia DaCosta To Direct ‘Candyman’ Spiritual Sequel
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Candyman 1992

Well, that didn’t take long. After it was reported that Jordan Peele would be acting as a producer on a new Candyman spiritual sequel, there is now a new director attached.

Reports confirm Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) will help bring back Candyman, who has been played by Tony Todd in previous installments, to the big screen. More on the report below,

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NYC Horror Film Festival Returns Later This Month
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NYCHFF NYC Horror Film Festival

Even though Halloween is past, it’s not safe to put away the horror films just yet. The New York City Horror Film Festival returns to the city for 4 gory days starting on Thursday, November 29th and running through Sunday, December 2nd at the Cinepolis Chelsea. This is the 16th edition of the festival started by the late Michael J. Hein and continued by his family and friends. When all is said and done nearly 40 feature-length and short horror films will be screened at the festival.

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Blu-ray Review: Candyman (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-ray Review: Candyman (Collector’s Edition)

Candyman (Collector’s Edition)
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Director: Bernard Rose
Screenwriter: Bernard Rose
Cast: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons
Distributor: Scream Factory
Unrated | 99 Minutes
Release Date: November 20, 2018

“The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear. Our names will be written on a thousand walls. Our crimes told and retold by our faithful believers. We shall die together in front of their very eyes and give them something to be haunted by. Come with me and be immortal.”

Based on author Clive Barker’s short story, The Forbidden, 1992’s Candyman is the definitive horror film of the 1990s. Written and directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose (Immortal Beloved), the film stars Virginia Madsen (Dune, Sideways) as Helen Lyle, a Chicago graduate student who is researching urban legends. She stumbles upon a local legend, the Candyman (Tony Todd), a hook-wielding phantom who haunts the city’s notorious Cabrini-Green housing project.

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‘Candyman’ Remake Could Be In The Works From Jordan Peele
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Jordan Peele might produce Candyman remake

Seeing Bernard Rose’s 1992 film Candyman is an essential movie-viewing experience. And like many of the classic horror films that came out during that time, it has gotten some sort of remake treatment. But the interesting thing about Candyman was that it was a film ahead of its time. Not only was it a horror, it also addressed socioeconomic issues. A true rarity. So it should be no surprise that a remake could be in the works. Not only that, but it appears that Jordan Peele will produce and could be tapped to direct. More on the story below.

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Blu-ray Review: The Wishmaster Collection (Vestron Video Collector’s Series)
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Vestron's Wishmaster Collection Coming To Blu-ray

The Wishmaster Collection
Blu-ray (Vestron Video Collector’s Series)
Directors: Robert Kurtzman, Jack Sholder, Chris Angel
Writers: Peter Atkins, Jack Sholder, Alex Wright, John Martin
Cast: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Robert Englund, Reggie Bannister, Ted Raimi, Holly Fields, Paul Johannson, Jason Connery, A.J. Cook, Jason Thompson, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Michael Trucco, Kimberly Huie, John Novak
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated R | 370 minutes
Release Date: March 2018, 2017

“Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth. Fear one thing in all there is… fear the Djinn.”

In the Wishmaster series, an evil djinn grants three wishes to the person who releases him, fulfilling a prophecy that will unleash his fellow djinn upon the earth and plunge the world into eternal damnation. For the first time, the horror-fantasy series will be available on Blu-ray on March 28, 2017, from Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series label. The three-disc set includes all four films, restored and remastered, plus never-before-seen special features.

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‘The Flash’ Casts Tony Todd As Zoom
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Tony Todd cast in The Flash

In the upcoming Season 2 of The Flash, the lead villain will be Zoom, a masked “speed demon” and the voice behind the man in the mask will be none other than Tony Todd, according to Variety.

Todd is a menacing human being in stature alone. The man is a hulking 6’5″, but it’s not his frame that’s his most terrifying feature. Anyone who has seen Candyman (1992) or the films of The Final Destination franchise knows, the man has maybe the scariest voice in the world. Seriously, when I met him at a horror convention he called a friend of mine “Helen” (Virginia Madsen’s character in Candyman) and I freaked out!

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31 Days of Horror: Hellraiser / Candyman
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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

I have such sights to show you! Today’s picks will give you an experience beyond limits… pain and pleasure, indivisible! Prepare yourself for a double-shot of Clive Barker‘s signature sadism with his 1987 film, Hellraiser, and Bernard Rose‘s 1992 film, Candyman.

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