‘Candyman’ Sequel Teases Fans With Another Trailer

Yet another trailer for the upcoming Candyman sequel–coming fast on the heels of one featuring shadow puppets–has been released to tease horror fans.

This trailer (seen below) is a 30-second clip of Candyman–described as a direct but “spiritual” sequel to the 1992 original film of the same name–that precedes the movie’s Sept. 25 release, as reported by comicbook.com.

The sequel–starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo–deals with the mysterious goings-on around the now-razed Cabrini Green towers in Chicago.

The film’s distributor, Universal Pictures, said the movie is set in the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers was torn down. This setting, as fans know, is where a supernatural killer with a deadly hook for a hand once terrorized residents. This killer–known as Candyman–could be summoned by repeating his name five times into a mirror.

According to the sequel’s synopsis, artist Anthony McCoy (Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, Brianna Cartwright (Parris), start the ball rolling by moving into a condo in Cabrini. “With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini old-timer (Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman.” Anthony then begins to explore these “macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for his 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.”

The original film–which was based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden and gave birth to two sequels–starred Tony Todd, who makes an appearance in this sequel. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta, who co-wrote the screenplay with producer Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further details on (or trailers for) Candyman.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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