The trailer for Candyman, the “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 Candyman, has arrived, and honestly, what is most striking to me about it already is that score, familiar to fans of Us. It is haunting as hell, to go along with everything that was already great about the original and now an updated version from the best guy in horror at the moment.
It stars Watchmen’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Fear the Walking Dead’s Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris (Dear White People), and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Tony Todd — who played Candyman in the original — also returns. Peele wrote the film along with Win Rosenfeld, and will be directed by Nia DaCosta (Little Woods 2018). The trailer looks absolutely fantastic.
Candyman opens in June.
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