Universal Drops Candyman Trailer

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Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candy…NOPE!

Candyman, the 1990s horror classic, is getting a 2020 makeover. Universal Pictures has finally released the first trailer for the new Candyman! Jordan Peele continues his horror run by producing this version of Candyman. It is directed by Nia DaCosta!

Candyman is the story of a ghost in the Cabrini Green projects of Chicago who comes to kill anyone who mentions his name 5 times in the mirror. He has a hook for a hand, and leaves a trail of bees and honey wherever he goes.

The trailer picks up in present day where the Cabrini Green projects are no more. They have been turned into luxury condos where we meet artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris). Anthony tells Briana the story of the mysterious Candyman, and the scenes flashes to 5 teens uttering the name in the mirror. At first, nothing happens and the girls laugh it off. However, things get very real very fast. The Candyman shows up and makes light work of the ladies.

Anthony is later shows taking pictures of the neighborhood around Cabrini Green and a familiar church. He admits he is drawn to the area, but doesn’t know why. He runs into an old Cabrini Green resident portrayed by Colman Domingo, who warns him of the Candyman.

Flash forward a bit and Anthony has featured the story of Candyman in his newest art gallery. He dares people to say his name! Suddenly, we see an older but wiser Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) from the original Candyman film telling someone to “Shh! Shh! Don’t! Don’t Say That!” She knows all about what happens when you summon Candyman.

It seems Anthony has opened the gates for Candyman to unleash his wrath! No one is safe when the hook comes out!

Check out the trailer for all the scares below!

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Written by Melodie Aikels

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