Watch Creepy First Trailer for Jordan Peele’s Candyman

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Every horror movie icon seems to be getting the reboot treatment these days, and Jordan Peele is set to revamp a cult movie monster with Candyman. As promised, the first teaser has been dropped for the film, and it gives us a creepy look at this return of the Candyman.

Here's the official description:

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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; HBO's Watchmen, Us) 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; HBO's Euphoria, Assassination Nation) 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.

Though Peele is attached to the film, he's not the director, but the producer of the movie. The actual director is Nia DaCosta, and this is her second movie after Little Woods which came out in 2018.

While other movie monsters are kind of just evil because they are, I think Candyman has a very unique place in cinema, seeing as he's a black man, and his origins are charged with racism and exploitation. We don't know how Peele plans to handle his story with this reboot/sequel, but with the thought he's put into his latest films like Get Out and Us, I'm sure we can expect that same kind of meticulousness with Candyman.

Catch Candyman when it hits theaters June 12.

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