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Candyman Trailer Features a Creepy New Version of Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’ — WATCH

Candyman Trailer Features a Creepy New Version of Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’ — WATCH

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Destiny’s Child is getting the Jordan Peele treatment.

The group’s Grammy-winning hit “Say My Name” gets a creepy makeover in the first trailer for Peele’s highly-anticipated reimagining of the 1992 classic Candyman.

The two-minute clip for the horror reboot arrived this morning and features blood, mirrors, bees, and an eerily slowed-down version of “Say My Name,” which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2000.

The original movie focused on the Candyman, a former slave and artist who was brutally murdered in the 19th century. According to urban legend, he returns when you say his name five times in the mirror.

Synopsis:

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.

Watch the Candyman trailer below:

In theaters on June 12, 2019.

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