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.