A new documentary is set to explore the history of the Candyman franchise, giving an in-depth history of the original trilogy that ran from 1992 to 1999.


The upcoming film, which is titled The Complete History Of Candyman, will give horror fans brand new insight into the movie series, including the character’s origins in Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden.

According to a press release, the documentary will place Candyman within the context of the horror landscape that it emerged from, drawing links to former classics of the slasher sub-genre.

Here’s the trailer

The synopsis for the documentary reads –

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.”


“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.”


The Complete History Of Candyman will arrive in spring 2021.

Meanwhile, the new, upcoming Candyman movie is set in the American neighbourhood where events began; a now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.

The original movie follows graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) who explores the story of the Candyman for her thesis on urban legends.

The legend states that the Candyman, who, in life, was artist Daniel Robitaille who was lynched for falling in love and fathering a child with a woman in 1890, is summoned after his name is said out loud five times in a mirror.


Tony Todd is set to reprise his iconic role as the hook-wielding supernatural killer in the new film.

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