Jordan Peele teases Candyman movie with terrifying clips

Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele left fans on Twitter terrified after the director shared the first teaser clips for his new movie, Candyman.

The star described the flick as a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror classic of the same name, and taking to social media he shared a first glimpse of the flick, starring Teyonah Parris, Rebecca Spence, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, ahead of its trailer release on Thursday (February 26, 2020).

The six-second clip begins with Teyonah uttering the titular character’s name into a mirror, as the superstition goes, before cutting to Rebecca, Nathan, and Yahya who do the same, who say “Candyman” a total of five times.

Peele also prompted followers to tweet his name with a hashtag five times to receive and additional treat, after which he posted another six-second video with quick detailed glimpses.

The clip shows a hand reaching for a hook, the Candyman’s weapon of choice, before it drops from inside a long sleeve. There’s also a cup of water dropping to the ground, before Teyonah lets out a chilling scream and flees.

Candyman told the story of a hook-wielding figure who terrorizes a Chicago housing project when his name is said five times into a mirror. Peele has penned the new movie, which is directed by Nia DaCosta, and offers a fresh take on the legend in the same, now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood.

It follows his earlier box office hits Get Out and Us.