“Candyman” Spirited Sequel Gets Buzzy New Trailer

As with every movie set to release in 2020, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman was delayed. Now, over a year later, audiences are getting a new look at the “spirited sequel” to the 1992 classic as Universal has dropped a trailer for the highly anticipated horror film from genre mastermind Jordan Peele.

The film returns audiences to the now gentrified housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. For decades, residents have been haunted by an easily summoned supernatural killer with a hook for a hand.

Struggling visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) has just moved into one of the area’s newly minted luxury condos. A chance encounter with a long-serving local opens his eyes to the horrific nature of the story surrounding Candyman, putting him on a possible collision course with a violent, hook-laden demise.

The bee-filled trailer contains a blend of horror, blood, and mystery, backed by a unique and present style and tone. Check it out for yourself below.

Costarring Yeyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and original actor Tony Todd, Candyman is set to terrorize theaters on August 27.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.