Candyman Director Nia DaCosta shares a surreal new teaser for the upcoming film that pays homage to the original horror flick. DaCosta also shared the following note:
“CANDYMAN, at the intersection of white violence and black pain, is about unwilling martyrs. The people they were, the symbols we turn them into, the monsters we are told they must have been.”
Get Out Director Jordan Peele takes over producing duties for the film which gives a new take on the urban legend while also staying true to the film’s essence.
Candyman hits theaters on September 25, 2020.
HBO has just released a new trailer for their upcoming horror/ drama series Lovecraft Country.
The series is based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel and is being produced by J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele. The story follows the main character Atticus Freeman, teaming up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George, as they embark on a road trip across America in the 1950 Jim Crow era. A struggle to survive is at hand as they have to overcome the racism of white America and Lovecraft monsters.
Based on Matt Ruff ‘s 2016 novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) as they road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). “This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”
Lovecraft Country is executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim and David Knoller; based on the novel by Matt Ruff.
Saying his name will make him appear and that’s when the horror begins. Helen found out the hard way in the 1992 horror film Candyman. The film followed the protagonist studying the urban legend of a man with a hook for a hand as he tormented the lives of the Cabrini-Green housing project in Chicago. Fast forward to 2020 and Jordan Peele wants you to feed Candyman’s blood thirst by saying his name 5 times.
Jordan Peele is steadily becoming the ‘it’ man when it comes to crafting a credible horror movie as he’s seen much success with his first two films: Get Out and Us.