[News] Experience CANDYMAN Interactive Pop-Up in Chicago
Courtesy Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ “Say It. I Dare You!” CANDYMAN Experience arrives in Chicago on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22.

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 and directed by Nia DaCosta (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?


Saturday, August 21st, 2021 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm


Pioneer Court
401 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611


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 partner, 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 Euphoria, 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 terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Sarah Musnicky
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