The trailer for the upcoming movie “Candyman” dropped on Thursday, featuring a surprise creepy remix to the 1999 hit “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child.
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.
A trailer for Peele’s 2019 horror film “Us” similarly featured a haunting version of ’90s hip-hop classic “I Got 5 On It,” by Oakland hip-hop duo Luniz.
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:
Jordan Peele said hes not gonna stop until all your favorite music terrifies you to your core https://t.co/ayaR0LKzRb
— sterling jimston (@amazing__isaiah) February 27, 2020
I’ll never listen to Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” the same way again
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) February 27, 2020
Plot twist, the original Destiny’s Child are Candyman https://t.co/3QwCrdiq2e
— J.J. McCorvey (@jjmccorvey) February 27, 2020
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