Do you dare to summon the Candyman himself? Because it’s the only way to see the film’s final trailer!
Final Candyman Trailer Ready for Those Who Dare to Say His Name
With Candyman’s official release only days away, the latest and final trailer has finally arrived. The catch is that you have to say the killer’s name to watch it. Yep, that’s right. You literally have to call out his name five times in a row — out loud — so that he knows you are calling him.
So… Do you dare to say his name?
If so, head to the brand new official website, IDareYou.CandymanMovie.com. Visitors will first encounter a black screen before they repeatedly say the killer’s name. The website utilizes your microphone while you summon the Candyman. After saying his name five times, you’ll be greeted by the film’s final trailer.
1992’s Candyman tells the story of killer Daniel Robitaille, who terrorizes the residents of the Cabrini Green public housing development on Chicago’s Near North Side. He is summoned by a grad student writing a thesis about local legends and myths.
Candyman Sequel Set In Now-Gentrified Chicago Neighborhood
The upcoming Candyman comes after the events in the 1992 original. Set in the present day, it is nearly a decade after the last of the Cabrini buildings were torn down.
Visual artist Anthony McCoy and his art gallery director girlfriend have moved into a luxurious condo in the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood.
Much like in the original, McCoy learns of the Candyman story, and he accidentally unleashes the killer on a new generation of victims. Except this time, McCoy is exploring the macabre details of the legend through his paintings.
Nia DaCosta directed the Candyman sequel, and also co-wrote the film alongside producers Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars as Anthony McCoy. The film also stars Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarret, and Colman Domingo.
Fans of 1992’s Candyman will be excited to learn that Tony Todd and Vanessa Estelle Williams are returning to reprise their roles from the original film. Yes, you read that correctly: Tony Todd is reprising his role as killer Daniel Robitaille to terrorize the residents of Cabrini.
Film Finally Hitting Theaters After Three Delays
This fourth installment in the Candyman franchise has seen plenty of delays. It was originally scheduled to be released in June of 2020 before hitting three release date delays. Filming in the Chicago area was already done by September 2019. The premiere was first postponed to September 2020 due to the pandemic, and then again to October 2020. The movie was finally bumped all the way to 2021.
We’re only a few days away from Candyman finally hitting the big screen. It will premiere in theaters on Friday, August 27th.
But while you wait, don’t forget to visit the site to catch that final trailer. Just make sure your microphone is on, so the Candyman can hear you calling his name!