Some people just have to learn the hard way.
The much-anticipated “spiritual sequel” of the classic 1992 Candyman hits theaters next week–Aug. 27–and the first official clip has now dropped to ratchet up the terror a bit more, as reported by comicbook.com. Check out what happens when several young women look into a mirror…and say his name.
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This R-rated remake from Universal Pictures–directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay she wrote with producers Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld–stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo.
The film takes place a decade after Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Towers have been torn down. This neighborhood has been haunted by the story of a terrifying killer with a hook for a hand, and now Anthony and Brianna have moved into a condo. That may have been a bad decision.
The couple soon finds out about the “tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman” who, according to legend, can be summoned by anyone “daring to repeat his name five times in a mirror.”
The original Candyman–written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden–stars Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd. The film–which gave birth to two sequels–was generally well-received by critics and earned $26 million on a $9-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Candyman.