Holy shit. The Candyman is back and he’s scarier than ever. I personally love the original, but this spiritual sequel is giving me life. Universal Pictures dropped the official trailer today and it looks amazing, a must-see in theaters! Check it out down below.
This highly anticipated sequel was directed by Nia DaCosta‘s (Little Woods) with a cast starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky, Vanessa Williams, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, and more. Produced by Jordan Peele who co-wrote the screenplay with Win Rosenfeld.
Synopsis for Candyman
“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) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), 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) 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.”
The Candyman returns on June 12, 2020, do you dare say his name? How about 5 times in a mirror? Let us know if you plan on seeing it and stay tuned for more horror news and updates!
PS: Can we talk about that killer soundtrack? “Say my name, say my name…”