The skin-crawling Candyman is, as producer Jordan Peele puts it, a "spiritual sequel" to the cult classic original of the same name. The film was originally slated for a release in June of 2020. However, like many other movies of the time, its release was bumped to September 2020 due to coronavirus lockdowns. Because of continuing complications with the virus, the film was pushed even further to October of that year, before being finally and definitively rescheduled for a 2021 release.
But the delays are no more! Not only can audiences expect to see Candyman hit theaters on August 27th, they can also check out the latest trailer for the flick, which is guaranteed to incite terror.
According to the trailer, this film—directed by Nia DaCosta—promises some fresh new lore behind the haunting legend of the Candyman. With this new backstory in place, the film offers not only an array of chilling scares, but an incredibly timely perspective on long-standing police brutality and the vilification of the Black community.
With a closer look at the film's new protagonist, Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), and several other secondary characters, the trailer has already sunk it's hook (pun intended) into the audience. As multi-generational trauma wreaks havoc across the screen, what will become of the gentrified Chicago neighborhood of Cabrini-Green? And in what new and incredible ways will the iconic Tony Todd chill us to the bone as he reprises his role as the titular Candyman?
Get your latest sneak peek with the trailer below.