Shared by director Nia DaCosta, the crudely animated short is credited to the experts at Manual Cinema and features music from Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. The chilling teaser uses shadow puppetry to chronicle the unsettling origins of the Candyman, revealing the unsettling circumstances that created the entity.
The poignant story ties to the current events in the United States and reveals racism that leads the supernatural killer to terrorize after his unjust death. Serving as a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 film of the same name, Jordan Peele’s reboot will see Candyman haunt the residents of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood once again.
Watch the paper puppet trailer below and look for Jordan Peele’s Candyman reboot to release September 24.
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. pic.twitter.com/MEwwr8umdI
— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) June 17, 2020
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