Say his name…
Horror fans have been salivating since it was announced that Nia DaCosta would be bringing the iconic Candyman back to life in a sequel to the 1992 classic that made Tony Todd’s titular villain a household name. With COVID delays behind us, the new film will be releasing in theatres this August, and we’ve got a brand new trailer and poster for you!
In 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; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), 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; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) 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.
The new trailer has a mix of live-action and the paper-cut animation we’ve seen glimpses of in prior teasers for the film. You’re also free to take a drink every time you hear ‘say his name’ while you watch, if you’re looking to get blasted today.
Candyman lands in theatres on August 27 from MGM and Monkeypaw Productions.