Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Trailer Reactions: 4 Ups & 1 Down
4. The Tone
When you hear the word Sabrina, it's difficult not to think of Melissa Joan Hart's iconic portrayal. The hit '90s sitcom eclipsed the character's comic origins to such a degree that it's hard to imagine Sabrina's life without a laugh-track in the background. The light-hearted humour wasn't just the tone of the TV series, it set the tone for Sabrina's legacy.
However, Netflix's reboot has wasted no time in differentiating itself from all that. From the second that the unnerving rendition of "happy birthday" plays in the background, it's clear that we're being invited into a very different world. With Gothic sights, demonology classes, and horrifyingly satanic creatures emerging from walls of flames, this Sabrina will have us running for cover instead of laughing out loud.
The Melissa Joan Hart series is and always will be a classic, and nothing short of a revival could recreate that kind of magic. That's why it was important for the Netflix series to set itself apart from the get-go - and that's exactly what this teaser trailer has done. It's spooky, unnerving and at times, downright terrifying - a tone that is loyal to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic series that will ultimately help introduce the character to a whole new generation of horror-loving fans.