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Say his name if you dare...Candyman | Trailer

The trailer for Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman reboot is here

Producer Jordan Peele - who is becoming synonymous with terrifying thrillers - is bringing us a modern take on the nineties classic Candyman.

Co-written and produced by Peele, the first look at the Candyman reboot dropped overnight and all we have to say is it is CREEPY!!

Don’t say his name. 

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 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 film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. 

IN CINEMAS JUNE 2020

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