“Candyman ain’t a he… Candyman’s the whole damn hive.”
Director Nia DaCosta’s recent Juneteenth video featured some new shots from her upcoming Candyman movie, but this second full trailer showcases lots of new footage, while also pulling back the curtain on what has now seemingly been confirmed as a sequel to the original horror classic.
Here, we see a whole new origin for what is presumably a different incarnation of Candyman, with the implication being that Tony Todd’s version was just one of many hook-handed demons willed into the world by hatred and fear.
Check out the creepy new teaser below… and be careful around those mirrors!
“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 partner, 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.”
Candyman is set to hit theaters on August 27.