The New Candyman Trailer
Being honest, I’m not a fan of the 1992 cult classic film Candyman. Yes there is a sense of pride seeing Tony Todd as a Black male slasher in a major Hollywood horror movie but frankly I just didn’t think the Clive Barker tale was made into a good film. Decades later Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw production company is giving us a reboot directed by Nia DaCosta.
Similar to Peele’s Us trailer, Candyman gives listener a creepy chopped & screwed version of a classic R&B hit. This time around it’s Destiny’s Child ‘Say My Name’. A reference to saying his name (Candyman) five times in the mirror for him to appear. The trailer for Us was intriguing and captivating. This Candyman trailer just doesn’t do it.
Being called the “spiritual sequel” to the original, the trailer shows curious thrill seekers saying “Candyman” in the mirror, he appears and kills them in gruesome fashion. Meanwhile rising star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an artist who seems to be channeling or morphing into Candyman during the film’s progression…okay and?
I’ve seen some bad horror films but what made me watch them in the first place were their trailers. With this new trailer for Candyman, I have a feeling I’ll be watching a pirated copy online out of a sense of duty… and for the culture. On a brighter note, at least Black dudes will have a new costume to wear for Halloween this year.
Candyman hits theaters June 12
I loved the first two Candyman movies, though I never got around to seeing the third one. Jordan Peele is very ‘Woke’ and he knows what he is doing. He is giving back to the Black Community with his various projects. We are seeing more people that look like us on the screen, be it television or movies. I thought Tony Todd was extremely sensual in his role as Candyman.. His voice…oh!
Excited that a movie is coming out that might actually be a scary movie. I know whole grown dudes who still wont say the name.
I remember my sister thought it was a good idea for me, a four year old at the time to watch the original with her and her friends. That's my trauma origin story. Never been the same since.
It looks good to me. I’ll check it out. I remember liking the original without actually remembering much about it.
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Oh I cannot wait! I am a fan of the 1992 version and I was the only person in the cinema that was not freaked out when I went to see it way back when. I think that says a lot about me tbh lol!