The trailer for the new take on Candyman is here to freak you out 1 year ago

The trailer for the new take on Candyman is here to freak you out

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There is a Destiny's Child reference we weren't quite expecting.

The 1992 horror Candyman became a landmark moment for many horror fans, representing one of the few times in the genre when a person of colour was represented on the big screen.


Jordan Peele, the writer and director of such recent horror hits as Get Out and Us, has been particularly vocal about that movie's influence on his own career, which is probably why he appears here as both executive producer and co-writer of this 2020 remake/sequel.

Set in the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began, we follow artist Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II - Aquaman, Watchmen) who is attempting to keep the story in people's memories through his art, but soon finds that he may have inadvertently brought the legend back to life.

Directed by Nia DaCosta (Top Boy) and bringing back the original Candyman himself, Tony Todd, this updated take on the urban myth looks violent and topical, but the trailer also features at least two more Destiny's Child references than we expected.

Candyman is due to arrive in Irish cinemas on Friday, 12 June.

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

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