The trailer for the upcoming Jordan Peele-produced Candyman sequel has officially debuted and it looks absolutely terrifying.
For those who are huge fans of the original Tony Todd-led Candyman, prepare for an all-new horror story about the hook-handed creature.
The sequel, which is directed by Nia DaCosta — who also co-wrote the movie with Jordan Peele, who served in a producer role, will revisit the urban legend for a direct sequel to the original movie. Tony Todd and Vanessa A. Williams are both returning to reprise their roles from the 1992 film of the same name.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the trailer’s release for months now and it finally arrived yesterday, setting the internet on fire. Most people were particularly creeped out by the eerie rendition of Destiny Child’s famous song “Say My Name.”
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As for the plotline, this film will follow an artist desperate to revitalize his career. He discovers the ancient Candyman legend, which he uses as inspiration in his paintings, thinking that the story is nothing more than fiction.
But then he slowly begins to lose touch with his reality and the Candyman is summoned forth once more to unleash more killings and violence.
Aside from Todd and Williams, the film will also star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo. Abdul will play the leading character in addition to his hallucinatory version of the Candyman.
The trailer looks very promising, the film is easily one of the most anticipated horror movies this year. It also looks like it will stay true to much of the original’s lore such as the name repetition and the bee imagery.
Watch the terrifying trailer for yourself:
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Candyman will debut in theaters on June 12, 2020.