Universal debuts poster and trailer for Candyman


Like most horror films when they work they end up kicking off a franchise. Back in 1992 Tony Todd stepped onto the big screen to bring a different kind of slasher to life with Candyman. The film scared audiences and did well enough to spawn two sequels in 1995 and 1999. Now producer Jordan Peele is bringing an all-new version of the film to life in the spiritual reimagining aptly titled Candyman.


Candyman follows the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood who 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 for as long as they can remember. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, 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 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.

While you will have to wait until September 25th to see the film in theaters you can check out the first poster and trailer here now from Universal.