You know the deal: Say his name five times in the mirror and you summon the ghost of the hook-handed serial killer Candyman. The original 1992 movie was a cult phenomenon starring Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen, and Vanessa L Williams (now Dr Valerie Grant on Days of Our Lives). In this new “spiritual sequel,” – produced by horror master Jordan Peele– Candyman returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
The trailer features music by Destiny’s Child (“Say my name, say my name”) mixed with composer Philip Glass‘ brilliant score from the original film.
Watch below. IF YOU DARE!
Candyman is an exploration of the genesis, dissemination, and interpretation of myth, as it circulates across differing boundaries of class, race, and gender in Chicago. A cult horror film, the film is unusual in that it links a supernatural tale to the horrors of a racist past and the poverty and urban segregation of many African Americans today. – Apocalyptic Dread, Kirsten Moana Thompson