Check out the first full trailer for the Jordan Peele-produced remake of Candyman, and prepare to be scared of any mirrors in your house.
Oscar winner Jordan Peele has written and directed two of the best horror films of the last decade with Get Out and Us, but the talented writer/director has also been responsible for likewise producing some truly great content as well.
One of those will be this summer’s Candyman, which is billed as a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman.
Helmed by Little Woods director and rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta, this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic is sure to bring you to the edge of your seat and make you afraid to say the word Candyman one too many times.
Check out the horror-filled trailer below, followed by the official 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.
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Candyman is directed by Nia DaCosta, and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele. The screenplay is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.
Candyman appears in theaters on June 12.