Go back to where it all began ! Universal Pictures have released a second UK Trailer for Nia DaCosta’s Candyman.
The boogeyman will finally return to our cinema screens in what some are calling the ‘Spiritual sequel’ to the cult 1992 horror. Whatever you want to call it it’s one of the most anticipated genre films for 2021 and after several delays we’re only a couple months away now.
This contemporary incarnation takes us to the projects of Chicago. The political and social commentary even more resonate nowadays and as history foretells a lot has happened since the film was finished in 2019. This trailer unearths some great scares, now lets see the film in whole now!
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For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood 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.
The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and the original Candyman Tony Todd.
Candyman is set for 27th August UK and Irish cinema release .