Not long ago there was a rumor that the Archie film was going to feature zombies. Unfortunately that turned out to not be the case but worry not Archie/horror fans! Archie and the gang are going to run into some zombies courtesy of the upcoming Archie Comics series by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla.
The story begins with Jughead’s dog, Hot Dog, being run over with a car. Jughead brings the dog to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, who, after much deliberation, brings the dog back to life. But Hot Dog is not the same sweet hound he was before, and he bites Jughead, infecting him with his virus.
“Tonally, I think we’re going for horror laced with an undercurrent of black comedy,” Aguirre-Sacasa told Comic Book Resources when the project was announced. “Like the first and second Evil Dead movies, or the original American Werewolf in London. The comedy will hopefully heighten the horror, and vice-versa.”
This is sounding better and better. Below you can check out the trailer that premiered on THR earlier today. The trailer will be screened this Saturday at Comic-Con International during the “Archie Comics: The Hottest Publisher in the Industry” panel.