People quickly responded to the clip on Twitter, hilariously calling out the film’s producer, Jordan Peele, and saying the trailer turned a classic song into a scary one.
The film, directed by Nia DaCosta, is based on the 1992 horror classic of the same name about a hook-wielding supernatural killer. Peele co-wrote the script with DaCosta and Win Rosenfeld.
The slowed-down version of “Say My Name” featured in the trailer was not the first time a Peele movie put an eerie twist on a popular song.
It’s safe to say “Say My Name” has been added to the list of songs that will never be the same for Peele fans.
Here are just some of the reactions to the trailer:
#Candyman absolutely terrified me as a child (I definitely shouldn’t have been watching it). Nia DaCosta is a brilliant writer/director and @JordanPeele is well, he’s Jordan Peele. I honestly don’t know if I can watch it.
P.S. the Destiny’s Child horror remix is brilliant. https://t.co/Lf4CcvX2TH
— Travon Free (@Travon) February 27, 2020