ICYMI: The New "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Trailer Is Even Creepier Than The Last!
by Brooke Sharland
Alright, WOW. The creators of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” have done it again. Earlier this week, an all new, full-length trailer was released for the spooky series based on the classic Archies Comics character. As if I wasn’t already excited enough for this show, this new trailer really got me hyped up for some serious witchcraft. Take a look:
First of all, Harvey and Sabrina (who’s ship name I have officially coined as “Harbrina”) have me ALL UP IN MY FEELS. They are the cutest in the opening moments of this trailer. Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle really makes the perfect boyfriend, as seen by Kiernan Shipka's giddy Sabrina Spellman as she walks inside her home. Cutest couple award goes to… Harbrina, duh!
Sabrina starts to tell us her story, as we see clips of her happy high school life. She narrates, “In the town of Greendale, where it always feels like Halloween, there lived a girl who was half-witch, half-mortal, who, on her 16th birthday, would have to choose between two worlds: the witch world of her family, and the human world of her friends. And that girl is me.”
We see Sabrina blow out the candles on her 16th birthday cake (sidenote: Sabrina’s birthday is Halloween, which makes her extra spooky, even though she’s already a witch and all), and then this is where the trailer goes from happy, dancing, '50s-style music and teen happiness, to dark, creepy, and downright scary.
Sabrina is now in the woods. From what I can gather, I think this is her “Dark Baptism” where she officially claims her witch title. We hear, “Are you willing to forsake the path of light and follow the path of night?” as the music gets faster and more intense. Then we see lots of scary shots of witchcraft and new, creepy creatures that we have yet to be introduced to. Even Sabrina seems terrified of what she’s getting herself into.
We see the Weird Sisters (Adeline Rudolph, Tati Gabrielle, and Abigail Cowen) tell Sabrina “You’re going to die, half-breed.” Okay, now THIS sounds like Harry Potter, like straight up something Draco Malfoy would say. I’m still mad these girls aren’t like the wizard-rock band from Harry Potter, but whatever. They just seem mean, I don’t trust these girls one bit. I have a bad feeling they’re scheming to harm my girl Sabrina.
Also, we FINALLY get to see our beloved black cat, Salem. Hopefully he’ll have his own snarky moments and be a good voice of reason just like our original Salem from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", but we’ll see!!
We see a shot of a devil-esque creature emerging from a tree in a red-tinted forest, and then hear Sabrina’s schoolmate, Nicholas Scratch (played by Gavin Leatherwood), say, “You’re a rebel, Spellman. That’s how I like my witches.” All I have to say to you, Nicholas, is STAY AWAY FROM HARBRINA. My girl Sabrina already has a perfectly wonderful boyfriend, thanks!
Sabrina now joins the Weird Sisters, and we hear her voice over top, “I’m not an evil person, but… these are desperate times.” It’s a mix of happy teen clips with straight-up terrifying. Like, we go from Sabrina happily twirling around a party to seeing her being exorcised. We see her get pulled into a bush by a HORRIFYING bush monster. Don’t mind me, I’ll just be avoiding walking near tall walls of shrubbery for a while. “My name is Sabrina Spellman, and I will NOT sign it away,” she exclaims, sweaty and covered in dirt in the middle of the woods.
At the end of the trailer, it looks like Sabrina and her classmates from the Academy of Unseen Arts are performing a sacrifice of some sort in the woods. Eerie.
We end on Aunt Zelda (Miranda Otto) knocking out Aunt Hilda (Lucy Davis), with cousin Ambrose Spellman (Chance Perdomo) asking where Aunt Hilda is. “She annoyed me, so I killed her, buried her in the yard,” Aunt Zelda replies. We see Hilda reaching out of her grave, saying “Zeldaaaaa.” It’s actually a much funnier moment than what it sounds. When one witch sister gets annoyed with another witch sister, I guess instead of like... slapping them… you bury them alive? Interesting sister dynamic here.
23 more days until this show drops on Netflix, and I could not be more excited. This trailer takes us so much deeper than we originally saw. We can see Sabrina wanting to be a normal teenage girl but also wanting to explore the magical world. It’s not easy for a 16-year-old girl to choose between two worlds! And it looks like we’re going to meet a lot of magical people (and creatures) that might have it out for Sabrina and her family. I have a feeling we’ll see a lot of amazing things from this young teen witch.
You can watch the entire first season of “ChAOS” (<-- we totally just coined & trademarked that abbreviation) when it comes to Netflix on October 26!
(Image via Netflix)
- Brooke Sharland, YH Contributing Writer