Jordan Peele seems to have an affinity for creepy remixes. After totally reinventing the the song “I Got 5 On It,” for the Us trailer and the ensuing movie, Peele employed similar scare tactics in the new Candyman trailer.
The first real look at the Peele-produced remake features a completely warped version of the iconic chorus from Destiny’s Child “Say My Name.” While some may think it's blasphemous to use Beyoncé in the name of evil, the song's chorus is a perfect match for the film's titular villain, who appears when you, well, say his name.
After the trailer swept the internet on Thursday morning, people seemed to be both pleased and disturbed with the eerie “Say My Name” flip.
In the original Candyman trailer from 1992, the serial killer was the son of a slave and a renowned artist who was lynched in 1890 for loving a white woman. Candyman roamed Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing projects, killing any person who said his name five times when staring in the mirror.
Peele’s remake—dubbed a “spiritual sequel”—features Watchmen’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and is directed bi Nia DaCosta. It hits theaters June 12, 2020.