The harrowing new trailer for ‘Candyman’ sequel explores the films racial history


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Candyman 2020

With just under three months to go until the official premiere of the highly anticipated sequel film ‘Candyman‘, the creators released a brand new trailer exploring the history of ‘Candyman’ and how the story itself has a background of racially motivated violence and injustice.

The film is the upcoming sequel to the 1992 modern horror classic ‘Candyman’ and is directed (and co-written) by Nia DaCosta and produced (and co-written) by Jordan Peele.

The original horror is based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The ’92 film follows a graduate student in Chicago completing a thesis on urban legends, which ultimately leads her to accidentally summon the ‘Candyman‘ – a murderous soul of an artist and son of a slave from the late 19th century, with a hook for a hand and a tortured past.

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The 2020 sequel will take place a decade later, after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, and follow Anthony and his girlfriend who move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to use these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

The latest trailer for the 2020 remake is a beautiful, spoiler-free piece of art which features paper puppetry to explore a history of racially-motivated violence and systemic injustice with a recounting of the film’s origin story. The incredible clip is obviously in tune with the current moment as protesters take to the street worldwide in support of #BlackLivesMatter.

Watch the trailer below and read more on the latest entertainment news right here.


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