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TRAILER: Jordan Peele & Nia DaCosta's 'Candyman' Is Giving Us Black Horror - Gentrified - With A Destiny's Child Tease

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Candyman is back, and he's got the same blood, guts and gore for 2020 that made the Cabrini Green projects hook-wearing villian the realest horror movie killer of the 90's. Watch the first trailer for Jordan Peele's big remake inside.


This summer we're getting a remake of one of the most legendary black horror films of the genre, written and produced by the newest legend of the genre, Jordan Peele, and directed by a legendary director in the making, Nia Dacosta. Come on black excellence!

Back in October, Universal Pictures & Monkeypaw Productions - led by producer, director and Academy Award-winning writer Jordan Peele - announced that the two powerhouses had entered into a five-year exclusive production partnership. Under the new exclusive deal, Universal revealed they would be developing Peele’s next two films which he will direct, write, and produce. And here we are. Candyman is officially here folks!

Us creator Jordan Peele just came through with the first trailer for the heavily anticipated horror movie remake, Candyman. Starring one of our fave YBF chicks Teyonah Parris (who's currently starring in The Photograph), Yahya Abdul-Mateen (the hottie from "Watchmen" and "Black Mirror"), and the original villain Tony Todd (according to rumors), the flick takes us back to Chicago's Cabrini Greene projects - or what used to be the Cabrini Green projects.  Now that the area is torn down (in real life as well) and is being rebuilt and owned by gentrifying millennials, it doesn't mean the tale of Candyman is over.

Everyone knows saying Candyman's name in the mirror a certain number of times is supposed to produce the hook-armed killer.  In the teaser, that's the main focus of the sometimes unseen villain.

“I am the writing on the wall, the sweet smell of blood. Be my victim,” the voice says.

By the way, we peeped that Destiny's Child reference with "Say My Name" (from the Writing On The Wall album - for us real fans) remixed in the background. First, Jordan gives us "I Got 5 On It" in a Hollywood blockbuster (Us), and now D-Child. WE STAN!

Here's the full description of what to expect:

Don’t say his name.

This summer, Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.


Candyman is in theaters June 12! Y'all ready?


Photos: NBC/Universal

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