With our much anticipated movies being cancelled left, right and centre, every time we hear an “update” our heart sinks. However, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman has so far managed to survive the barrage of knockbacks. After a bizarre year, it would be nice to end on a high note. This may well be possible with Candyman cited for a mid-October release. Yet, as we all know, 2020 has been harsh to us thus far and it won’t come as a surprise if the movie does get pushed into 2021 with the others.
However, the positive update we have today comes in the form of the MPAA’s recently announced rating of Candyman. The movie has been rated R due to “Bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.” This will surely come as no surprise to horror fans who have seen the trailer.
Given that the original Candyman (and all of its subsequent sequels) was rated R, it looks promising that DaCosta’s movie will pay homage to its predecessors on the gore/violence front. If you’ve not yet seen the trailer (or just want a reminder) you can check it out below. With less than three months before the potential release date we’re all waiting with baited breath. However, if you’d like to see Candyman sooner, you could always find your nearest mirror and say his name five times!
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