Again when the primary trailer dropped for the Jordan Peele–produced “reimagining” of Candyman in February 2020, we had already been listening to about it for greater than a 12 months. Then, one thing even scarier occurred, and it was placed on maintain till now. Right now, the ultimate trailer for Candyman dropped, however you need to say the magic phrases. On, saying “Candyman” 5 instances will unlock the trailer. However for these of us who have been scared our ideas would by accident summon Bloody Mary as children, there’s additionally the official trailer above. We see a couple of iconic contact factors that followers will acknowledge from Candyman motion pictures of yore: the lengthy hook popping out of the titular character’s bloody arm stump, a good quantity of bees (although we hope for much more bees within the characteristic), Virginia Madsen (who starred within the 1992 authentic), and even what seems to be a mirrored image of Tony Todd in a mirrored elevator as star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II summons the titular evil. There are additionally the inventive thrives recognizable from earlier Monkeypaw motion pictures Us and Get Out, just like the claustrophobic tight close-ups, the sound of screeching strings, and the occasional peppering in of humor from the supporting solid.

Peele, who additionally co-wrote the script, and director Nia DaCosta launched the primary trailer to a small sampling of journalists a day earlier than it went huge on-line, with DaCosta fielding a couple of questions after the preview. “There’s an ArcLight [movie theater] really close to where Cabrini-Green used to be. There’s a lot of development in the area because Cabrini has been torn down,” mentioned DaCosta. “So, what we do in our film is talk about the ghosts that are left behind because of gentrification.”

So far as what audiences will and won’t see in what’s been dubbed a “spiritual sequel” to Bernard Rose’s first movie within the Candyman franchise, DaCosta mentioned she and Peele come from totally different faculties of thought on how a lot of the gory bits needs to be current onscreen versus how a lot needs to be left to suggestion, and it’ll fulfill the bloodhounds to know there’s “a
good amount of things you don’t want to see.” As as to whether or not we’ll be seeing Todd, the primary Candyman himself, the director left that query equally open-ended, stalling for a second earlier than providing, “I really love Tony Todd. He’s iconic and, um, I will say what what we’ve done this film is great! Jordan’s great, and I don’t want to give anything away.”

Scour the brand new trailer for hints and Easter eggs and await it to hit theaters on August 27.


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