Remember those kids who accidentally let one of their friends get murdered in an alternate-dimension swimming pool? Well, there are a lot of parallels between that show and another show from the same distributor. Sorry, did you want a spoiler warning? Are you the one person alive who hasn’t seen Stranger Things?
You know what? I don’t owe you an apology. Get involved with the zeitgeist, man. It’s super fun and there are Eggos. Go watch it now. We’ll wait.
Anyhow, Netflix has released a new trailer that mashes up their huge break-out show of 2016 with their new jewel in the crown. Trollhunters is a co-production with DreamWorks and horror mastermind Guillermo del Toro, which focuses on a group of friends attempting to save another friend who is trapped in a parallel dimension–all while avoiding being pursued by monsters from said dimension.
You know what? It does sound REALLY familiar.
Using the theme song created by Austin’s own S U R V I V E (who have a new album out and a killer slot at Coachella this year), the music of Stranger Things and the art design are re-purposed to sell us on a similar story with fantastical new elements, and a pretty excellent adaptation of East Los Angeles as a setting. Consider us sold. As if we weren’t already. DEL TOROOOOOOO.
What do you think? Does this seem like it’s a disservice to point out that the two shows are treading dangerously similar territory, or are you on board for an animated adventure with gnome murder and kids on bikes? Sound off in the comments to let us know!