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New Candyman TV Spot Teases With New Footage, Story Hints

June 29, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

A new TV spot for Candyman is online, with some new footage and a familiar look teased for our titular character. You can see the new spot below courtesy of Universal Pictures for the horror film, which is a “spiritual sequel” to the original and is set to release on September 25th.

Notably, the TV spot incorporates shots from the short film posted by director Nia DaCosta earlier this month that utilized paper puppets to tell Candyman’s story. We also get a look at a painting of Candyman from the film which looks a lot like Tony Todd. Todd is not yet confirmed for the new film, but it is seeming increasingly likely that he will be back as the ghost. The film is described as follows:

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 (Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Parris), 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 (Domingo) 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.

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