Movie Talk: Candyman and The Night House
On this episode of Why Watch That:
MOVIE FIRST LOOK
The Night House
Website: Searchlight Pictures
Synopsis: THE NIGHT HOUSE follows a widow (Rebecca Hall of GODZILLA VS. KONG) who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband’s disturbing secrets.
Release Date: Only in theaters August 20, 2021
Directed by: David Bruckner
Screenplay by: Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, and Stacy Martin
Distributor: Searchlight Pictures
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
MOVIE SNEAK PEEK
Website: Official Site
Synopsis: 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 (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), 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; HBO’s Eurphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
Release Date: In theaters August 27, 2021
Directed by: Nia DaCosta
Screenplay by: Jordan Peele & Win Rosenfeld and Nia DaCosta
Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes