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‘Candyman’ Painting Chaos Featurette Clip Featuring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (EXCLUSIVE)

by Jacob Fisher

Like many other horror films, Candyman has thrived at the box office where other blockbusters have struggled during the pandemic. The film has managed to accumulate $77.41 million at the worldwide box office on a production budget of under $25 million. It also marks another critical success for director Nia DaCosta as the film earned 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and a B on CinemaScore, a rare feat for an R-rated horror movie.

Candyman has just been released today on 4K UHD/Blu-Ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and to celebrate, we have an exclusive clip from the special features of the film to debut.

This clip is from the Painting Chaos featurette on the 4K UHD/Blu-Ray and features Sherwin Ovid (the Commissioned Artist), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (who plays Anthony McCoy), Win Rosenfeld (producer and co-writer) and Hamza Walker (Art Consultant) as they discuss the paintings that Sherwin created for the film to characterize Anthony’s deteriorating state of mind.


You can learn more about the team in-front and behind-the-camera on Candyman below as well as all of the information on the jam-packed special features section, including a rare unmissable alternate ending for the film.

Dare to say his name. Oscar-winner Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) and director Nia DaCosta (Little Woods, Disney’s upcoming film The Marvels) expand on the infamous Candyman legacy with “a new horror classic” (FOX TV) that is “smart, stylish, and scary as hell” (Danielle Ryan, /FILM). Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 84%, Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) Candyman is back and yours to own on Digital now, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD November 16, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

All versions come packed with over an hour of bonus features including a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted and extended scenes as well as special featurettes taking viewers behind-the-scenes of the film and deeper into this complex and deeply resonant contemporary take on the bone-chilling urban legend.

For decades, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer. In present day, a visual artist (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s “Watchmen,” Us, forthcoming Matrix Resurrections) begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. 

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II leads an incredible buzz-worthy cast in Candyman, which also stars Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk, Wandavision, forthcoming The Marvels), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Generation, Misfits) and Colman Domingo (Euphoria, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Assassination Nation). A bold, expansive take on the tragic and terrifying urban legend, Candyman is produced and co-written by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele and directed by rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta, the first Black woman to helm a #1 film at the box office.


  • SAY MY NAME: Filmmakers and cast discuss how the horror at the center of Candyman is both timely and timeless, which is a tragedy in and of itself.
  • BODY HORROR: We explore director Nia DaCosta’s influences in the subgenre of body horror, and what Anthony’s physical transformation means to the story.
  • THE FILMMAKER’S EYE: NIA DACOSTA: Take a closer look at director Nia DaCosta, and how her singular voice and perspective were perfect to tell this story.
  • PAINTING CHAOS: Filmmakers reveal how Anthony’s artwork evolves throughout the film and how they strived for authenticity in recreating Chicago’s vibrant art scene.
  • THE ART OF ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE: Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe reveals some of the unconventional methodology he used to create the unique and haunting soundscapes sounds of the film.
  • TERROR IN THE SHADOWS: A behind-the-scenes look at how the analogue shadow puppetry sceneswere created and an unpacking of why this ancient artistic medium was the most conceptually relevant for depicting the legends’ cycle of violence.
  • CANDYMAN: THE IMPACT OF BLACK HORROR: A roundtable discussion moderated by Colman Domingo about the nuanced relationship Black Americans have with Candyman, the horror genre and the overall idea of monsters and victims.

Our review of Candyman: Nia DaCosta Reinvents a Classic

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