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Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Plunges its Hooks into a Bloody New Trailer



Nia DaCosta’s 'Candyman' Plunges its Hooks into a New Bloody Trailer

Universal Pictures has just released a brand new trailer for writer/director Nia DaCosta and producer Jordan Peele‘s R-Rated Candyman film today, which is stacked full of fresh bloody footage. You can check out all the gory violence below.

Here’s the official synopsis for Candyman:

“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) 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 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.”

The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, and Tony Todd.

So will you be checking out the new Candyman film in theatres? What are you expecting to see in the spiritual sequel? As usual, you can sound off down in our comments section below this article to let us know your thoughts.

Candyman hooks its way into theatres worldwide on August 27th.