After The Trailer For 'Candyman' Dropped, Jordan Peele Is Getting Flack For Ruining Everyone's Favorite Classic Songs
The trailer for Candyman, the newest movie from Jordan Peele's Monkey Paw Studios just dropped online and everyone's talking about it.
Among the many terrifying aspects of the remake's trailer is their choice to use Destiny Child's "Say My Name," as its theme song.
No one has every felt that song was particularly creepy...until now.
People on Twitter were a little bit angry that Peele had ruined yet another R&B favorite.
Jordan Peele said hes not gonna stop until all your favorite music terrifies you to your core https://t.co/ayaR0LKzRb— isaiah (@isaiah) 1582830291.0
Listening to Jordan Peele’s horror version of Say My Name like https://t.co/zNSxQKTGZf— Joshua Chenault (@Joshua Chenault) 1582822447.0
Others pointed out quickly that, though Peele is a producer on the film, it was actually directed by Nia DaCosta, so she should be getting credit for most choices.
This is Nia DaCosta. She is the director of Candyman. Jordan Peele is not the director of Candyman. He is a writer… https://t.co/iNF8poatfl— Jeffrey Zhang 张佶润 (@Jeffrey Zhang 张佶润) 1582825547.0
Meanwhile, most were too terrified by the trailer to think rationally.
First it was "I Got 5 On It", now "Say My Name" Peele is creeping up all the classics and I am here for it. https://t.co/gp6J01B31n— ⛈ Autumn Robertson (@⛈ Autumn Robertson) 1582822899.0
Hopefully the movie lives up to the promise of the song.
Plot twist, the original Destiny’s Child are Candyman https://t.co/3QwCrdiq2e— J.J. McCorvey (@J.J. McCorvey) 1582842715.0
#Candyman absolutely terrified me as a child (I definitely shouldn't have been watching it). Nia DaCosta is a brill… https://t.co/rTSNYByHCx— Travon Free (@Travon Free) 1582828182.0
The internet begged Monkey Paw to stop turning the things they love so scary.
the way jordan peele is able to change songs like "say my name" and "i got 5 on it" into horror themes yup genius https://t.co/S7Kwq6wYwS— lauren 🖤 (@lauren 🖤) 1582820634.0
“Dang first I Got Five On It and now Destiny Child’s Say My Name ?!?!” Jordan Peele: https://t.co/ukEYHVFtjs— 𝙸𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚞𝚜 (@𝙸𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚞𝚜) 1582821718.0
You'll never listen to Destiny's Child the same way again...
#Candyman Me: *listening to music minding my business* Say my name starts playing on the speaker Me: https://t.co/xVbM9wvxbi— TravelerCon=DashCon (@TravelerCon=DashCon) 1582848390.0
The fact that Jordan Peele flipped Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” for #Candyman is not only nostalgic, but also ge… https://t.co/hAALeT9z0v— ♐︎ CƱƤID ♐︎ (@♐︎ CƱƤID ♐︎) 1582823841.0
By the time Peele and DaCosta are finished, there will be nothing pure and happy left.
How Imma be when my Spotify playlist randomly shuffles to “Say My Name” after leaving the theater to go see… https://t.co/291NRHzUKK— Shanelle Genai✨ (@Shanelle Genai✨) 1582842060.0
We'll see you all in the theater for Candyman, though you won't catch us listening to any 90's music on the way there!
The original Candyman [Collector's Edition] is available here.