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The 'Candyman' Experience Comes To Chicago

Dying for CANDYMAN to finally hit theaters? Satisfy the craving at Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures' "Say It. I Dare You!" CANDYMAN Experience, which arrives in Chicago, IL Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22.

WHAT: The CANDYMAN "Say it. I Dare You!" challenge is an interactive pop-up experience. Guests are invited to enter a dark room where they are challenged to stand in front of a mirror to repeat the name "CANDYMAN" five times. In CANDYMAN, the new Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film from Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions (in theaters Aug. 27), Candyman is an urban legend, a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand summoned by anyone daring to say his name into a mirror five times. Do you dare?

WHEN: Saturday, August 21st, 2021 from 12:00pm - 8:00pm Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 12:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Pioneer Court 401 Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 ABOUT CANDYMAN Oscar® winner JORDAN PEELE unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend: Candyman. Filmmaker NIA DACOSTA (Little Woods, next year's The Marvels) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic. For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Emmy winner YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II; Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (TEYONAH PARRIS; WandaVision, If Beale Street Could Talk), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony's painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (COLMAN DOMINGO; Zola, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, If Beale Street Could Talk) exposes Anthony to the horrific true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, and spurred on by his white art dealer, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh inspiration for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.


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