Witches, and warlocks, and demons, oh my! The fine folks over at Netflix have debuted a spooky new trailer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which appears to be very much my shit and cannot get here soon enough. Who would’ve guessed this thing would look as good as it does?
A far cry from the beloved, lighthearted 90s sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, this new rendition of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a dark coming-of-age story that finds the titular character (Kiernan Shipka) wrestling to reconcile her dual half-witch, half-mortal nature with plenty of horror, occult, and, of course, witchcraft sprinkled in.
Sabrina comes courtesy of the team behind Riverdale, a guilty pleasure of mine, which is probably the reason why I’m so excited to see what they’ve done with this new series. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa scripted the show and executive produces alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger.
The town Sabrina takes place in is called Greendale, which is a neighboring town to Riverdale (and the same place where Jason Blossom attempted to fake his own death), so chances are we’ll be seeing a Sabrina/Riverdale crossover happen eventually. Honestly, I’m down for that! Just don’t do another one of those insufferable musical episodes, please and thank you.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina also stars Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, and Michelle Gomez, and will hit Netflix on October 26. You can check out the newly released trailer below.
The incredibly unsettling first trailer for ‘Pet Sematary’ is here to send chills down your spine
As part of Hollywood’s never-ending quest to keep the Stephen King Cinematic Universe™ going, Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch’s adaptation of Pet Sematary early this morning and I’m blown away by just how great this thing really looks.
If you’re unfamiliar with the source material, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground near the family’s new home.
But when tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his rather unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. Sounds creepy, right? The 1989 adaptation still gives me chills to this day and I couldn’t help but feel those same chills while watching this trailer.
The sound of the snare drum paired with the eerie ensemble of strings, the creepy animal mask-wearing children marching in formation into the desolate woods, and that final shot of the spooky misspelled sign outside the cemetery make this one hell of a first look to remember.
I can’t wait to see what Widmyer and Kölsch have in store for us with their take on what is undoubtedly one of the scariest novels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Speaking of which, if you haven’t read the book yet, you change that right now by picking it up on Amazon for about $9 with free Prime shipping.
Pet Sematary also stars Jeté Laurence and Hugo and Lucas Lavoie and will open in theaters on April 5, 2019. You can check out the newly released trailer for the film below.
It’s zombies, blood, and body horror galore in the action-packed final trailer for ‘Overlord’
Fresh off its world premiere at Fantastic Fest last month where it debuted to rave reviews from critics, the final trailer for the J.J. Abrams-produced Nazi zombie movie Overlord has been released and, while it’s only a minute long, it does a great job of showcasing all of the bloody and gory goodness this thing has to offer.
Overlord picks up just hours before D-Day and follows a team of America paratroopers dropped into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower.
But of course those Nazi fuckers have some weird lab beneath the church where they do all sorts of freaky experiments and shit and the outnumbered soldiers come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. Well, that is unless you’ve had the rage-inducing pleasure of playing Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies. Then you probably know all about this stuff.
Even though I’m not a fan of body horror whatsoever, it’s hard not to be at least a little intrigued by Overlord with quotes like “shocking and surprising” and “rip-roaring sensational” popping up throughout the trailer, and not to mention that impressive 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Overlord stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Dominic Applewhite, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, Mathilde Ollivier, and Bokeem Woodbine, and will hit theaters on November 9. You can check out the newly released trailer below.
A splashy new extended trailer for ‘Aquaman’ is here to take you on an underwater adventure
Our latest look at James Wan’s Aquaman isn’t your typical 2 or 3-minute long trailer, but rather a 5-minute extended preview of the upcoming next chapter in the DC Extended Universe and it actually looks pretty impressive for the most part! I think a normal-length trailer probably would’ve been sufficient enough, though.
Anyway, there’s a lot to unpack in this trailer, from the vibrant colors and the incredibly well-captured rooftop action sequence to the back and forth bickering between Jason Momoa and Amber Heard and the majestic swan dive into the ocean from Nicole Kidman. I think I might actually be kind of excited for this movie?
Not to mention you’ve got Willem Dafoe in there as Vulko, the council to the Atlantean throne, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis and Aquaman’s half-brother, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the vengeful Black Manta. Talk about an ensemble cast!
Look, we all know the DCU is in a very rough spot right now and has been for some time, though I think one could argue that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman got the series back on track for a little while until Justice League came around and fucked everything up again.
However, I’m still staying rather cautiously optimistic about the future of the DCU with the likes of Aquaman and Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984 all coming our way over the course of the next year or so. The future of the franchise looks very promising at the moment and I’m hoping it stays that way.
Aquaman is set to hit theaters on December 21 in 3D and 2D and IMAX. You can check out the newly released trailer below.