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Jordan Peele released the gory first trailer for his thriller 'Candyman'. The MGM/Universal Pictures remake was released on Thursday and tells the story of an artist fixated on finding a mysterious hook-handed killer, who appears when his name is repeated 5 times.
Jordan's version of Candyman is set in 1992 in Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing projects. The last of the buildings that comprised Cabrini-Green Homes was demolished in March 2011.
The area where the projects once stood is now a landscape of gleaming high-rise buildings and upscale townhouses on the gentrified Near North Side of Chicago.
According to urban legend, "Candyman" is summoned when anyone repeats his name 5 times in a mirror.
"The urban legend is, if you say his name five times while looking in the mirror, he appears in the reflection and it kills you," says Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who plays artist Anthony McCoy.
Candyman's murderous rampage begins when a group of girls says his name five times in a mirror and are promptly murdered.
McCoy becomes obsessed with finding out if the Candyman is real. He takes photos around the old Cabrini-Green neighborhood, basing his art exhibit on the elusive slasher, as bodies begin piling up.
Teyana Taylor flexes her directing chops in YouTube Music Original Series "Hottieween," starring rapper Dave East as irresistible blood sucker Archimedes and rapper Megan Thee Stallion as a private investigator trying to solve the murder of a scantily dressed dancer in her hometown of Stallion County.
Episode 1: Love Bites introduces the viewer to protagonist, Megan Thee Stallion, P.I. and her trusty sidekick Janine (Jay Cole).
A chance encounter between Megan and the mysterious Archimedes provides leads and a potentially undying relationship.
Conceptualized by Megan Thee Stallion and Produced in collaboration with YouTube Music, Megan Thee Stallion, P.I. in Hottieween marks the acting debut of Megan Thee Stallion herself.
Director Teyana Taylor took inspiration from Campy Horror classics and Blaxploitation heroines to create this series.
Created by Megan Thee Stallion
Directed by Teyana Taylor
Starring Dave East and Jay Cole
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