The first trailer for the upcoming Candyman “contemporary incarnation” has hit, reminding us not say his name five times into a mirror.

When the tale, based on a Clive Barker short story, graced movie screens in 1992 it freaked many people out, and from watching this trailer (below) it looks like it just may be set to do so again.

The screenplay has been co-written by Jordan Peele, who also produces, while direction comes from Nia DaCosta (Little Woods).

Candyman is set to arrive in Australian cinemas from June 11.