We know the bees are dying, but after watching the first trailer for Jordan Peele's Candyman, we're tempted to let nature run its course. Described as a "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 supernatural horror film of the same name, and based on characters created by Clive Barker, Candyman follows a hook-handed boogeyman who haunts a housing project in Chicago.
Written by Peele and Win Rosenfeld, the movie returns to the original's now-gentrified neighborhood as artist Anthony McCoy (Watchmen's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend Brianna Cartwright (Marvel's Teyonah Parris) move in years after the events of the first film. Though his partner isn't a fan of the grisly urban legend of Candyman, Anthony is obviously into the killer's tall tale — which inevitably leads to him daring someone else to utter the cursed name five times. From the looks of the trailer, this all leads to Candyman choosing Anthony to carry on his bloody legacy, and he's not letting anyone get in the way of his successor. If you're even a tad squeamish, this is not the horror flick for you.
Helmed by Little Woods's Nia DaCosta, the cast features plenty of familiar faces including Misfits' Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Selma's Colman Domingo, and the original Candyman himself, Tony Todd. Watch the eerie trailer above and get ready to get spooked when Candyman slinks into theaters on June 12.