The much-anticipated trailer has now been released, giving us a glimpse back into the haunted world of Cabrini Green, the troubled housing project stalked by the Candyman.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays an artist who becomes obsessed with the urban legend of the Candyman, but soon discovers the terrible truth that lies behind the myth. There are hints of body horror on show here, implying that this new iteration of the Candyman may have the potential to possess, even physically transform, his victims.
Check out the official trailer below:
“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), 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.”