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.
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