“Candyman ain’t a ‘he.’ Candyman is the whole damn hive.”
After being pushed back as a result of the pandemic, director Nia DaCosta’s Candyman is finally coming to theatres this summer—and by the looks of the terrifying new trailer, it was definitely worth the wait.
Co-written by DaCosta, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld, the film is described as a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 original, which was directed by Bernard Rose and based on a story by Clive Barker. Here’s the official synopsis:
“For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood were terrorised 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 the 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 terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”
Candyman hits theatres on August 27th, 2021. Say his name five times and check out the new trailer below.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)