LOS ANGELES — (02-27-20) — Universal Pictures drops Candyman (2020) horror movie trailer starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett today. The first trailer for the new Candyman film, directed by Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) has finally ready to terrify horror film fans.

CandyMan is a “spiritual sequel” to Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror stunner, which was itself based on the Clive Barker story “The Forbidden”.  The Candyman horror film explores a modern Chicago in which the Candyman myth not only lives on, but is becoming commodified into art.

Don’t say his name.

This summer, Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes his fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.

“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 terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”

Universal Pictures presents, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, in association with BRON Creative, Candyman.

Watch Universal Pictures – Candyman – Official Trailer [HD]

Genres: Horror | Thriller

Candyman (2020): Official Website

Directed by: Nia DaCosta

Written by: Clive Barker | Jordan Peele | Win Rosenfeld

Cinematography by: John Guleserian

Casting By: Claire Simon

Produced by: Jason Cloth | Ian Cooper | Jordan Peele | Win Rosenfeld

Executive Producers: Jason Cloth | Aaron L. Gilbert | David Kern

Production co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Monkeypaw Productions

Distributed by: Universal Pictures (2020) (USA) (theatrical)

Country: USA

Language: English

Release date: June 12, 2020

Copyright © 2020 Universal Pictures

Article by: Michael “The Sizzler”, Staff Writer

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