The first trailer for the new “Candyman” film from Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta has arrived with hints of the past and present throughout…
Jordan Peele is back with his latest horror offering — this time as an update to the iconic “Candyman” franchise with Nia DaCosta on board to direct this film.
The original “Candyman” starring Tony Todd has long been considered a horror classic but Peele and DaCosta decided to give the movie an updated look with plenty of chilling moments already revealed in the trailer. Here’s the 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 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 terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”
After transforming the song “I Got 5 On It” by the Luniz into a creepy harbinger of doom in his last movie “Us,” Peele has managed to do much the same with the Destiny’s Child classic “Say My Name” in this trailer as he teases the horrifying urban legend that saying Candyman’s name five times in a mirror will make him appear.
Check out the trailer for “Candyman” and get ready for the film to be released on June 12 in theaters everywhere. Also take a look at the new poster below: