The new version expands on the mythology of the Candyman, a Black man tortured and murdered for loving a white woman, and further explores the violence brought upon people of color. Pushed from last year due to the pandemic, it’s now slated for an August release.
And while the new version is plenty scary, DaCosta was firm about how certain scenes would be portrayed. “From the beginning, I was very clear about my tolerance for violence against Black people,” she says. “I love gore, I love body horror,