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Clip du Jour: A fake trailer for a super-dark 'Archie Comics' movie I'd totally see

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Riverdale

Ignatiy-VishnevetskyIt turns out that beneath its sunny, “gee-whiz!” exterior, Riverdale — the fictional home of clean-cut comic characters Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, and Betty Cooper, among others — is a den of sin…at least, according to the following fan-made trailer for a fake movie called Riverdale, which may best be described as “Archie meets Skins meets Requiem for a Dream.” But don’t think that means the clip is some lame parody — as a matter of fact, it’s got impressively high production values and an interesting, non-jokey tone (though much of it will make you laugh out loud, especially if you were ever an Archie fan). If Riverdale were made into a full-length motion picture, I’d definitely check it out on its opening weekend. See for yourself: