Candyman (2021) is a supernatural slasher film directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta.
It is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth film in the Candyman film series.
Candyman was released in the United States in August 2021 by Universal Pictures. It grossed $77 million worldwide against a $25 million budget which is pretty decent considering so many movies were affected by the pandemic and fewer people were heading back to the cinema.
It was well received by fans who had high expectations, particularly with Jordan Peele attached to it. So whether you want to watch Candyman (2021) for the first time or fancy a re-watch, here's everywhere you can stream it.
Where To Stream Candyman 2021?
The US: You can watch Candyman 2021 on soooooo many platforms in the US, including Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, MGM+ and Direct TV.
The UK: Candyman 2021 is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Australia: You can watch Candyman 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.
Canada: Canadians have the movie available on Crave.
Argentina: Plenty of options in Argentina where Candyman 2021 can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Movi Star.
South Korea: Candyman 2021 is not included on any streaming service for free. Instead, you can rent it on Google Play.
Czech Republic: Fans of Candyman 2021 can watch the film for free on HBO Max with a subscription.
Finland: Candyman 2021 is not included on any streaming service for free. Instead, you can rent it on Blackbuster, Via Play or Apple TV.
Central Europe: For the vast majority of the European countries such as Belgium, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland etc… Morbius is available on Amazon Prime Video.
The notable exception is France, where it is not included with any streaming subscription.
What Is Candyman 2021 About?
Set in the present day, the film returns to the original setting of Cabrini-Green, Chicago. Except where once there were housing projects, now gentrification of the area has led to fancy apartments and well-to-do artist residents.
The story of ‘the Candyman’ has mostly faded away and been replaced with a new urban legend about the crazed actions of Helen Lyle.
Visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) decides to dig into the legend for material to inspire him creatively.
But in doing so he breathes new life into the method of summoning the Candyman himself.
Who Plays The Candyman?
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays the Candyman. He starts out in the movie as a visual artist named Anthony McCoy who delves into the legend of the Candyman.
When he is stung by a bee, the sting spreads from his hand across his entire body. He confronts his mother and learns that she lied to him and he is actually the baby taken the night Helen died.
His girlfriend never really believes that Anthony is the Candyman but is she right? Is somebody setting him up? Find out when you watch Candyman 2021.
How Many Candyman Movies Are There?
There are FOUR movies in the Candyman series. They are:
- Candyman (1992) – directed by Bernard Rose
- Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) – directed by Bill Condon
- Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999) directed by Turi Meyer
- Candyman (2021) – directed by Nia DaCosta