Ever wonder what would happen if someone took the Archie Comics universe and made it into an R-rated teenage flick?

Riverdale is a fan-trailer responding to the common trend of ‘gritty’ remakes of popular franchises. An article about the production of Riverdale will be available on fanfilmsblog.com shortly. If there are still any doubts as to the legitimacy of this trailer, be assured that this is a not-for-profit project produced purely for fun.

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  1. Navarre
    February 28, 2011 at 11:55 am — Reply

    Wow. That’s a lot of drama for something so dark.

    They should do a similar take on Peanuts.

  2. Kirby
    February 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    I liked it but, I wish they could have chosen a more original piece of music.

  3. Ced
    February 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    Can they make it darker? *rolling eyes*

    • Navarre
      February 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm — Reply

      I know, right? I was disappointed that Veronica didn’t kill her kitten just to show Daddy how much he hurts her.

      • litanyofthieves
        March 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm — Reply

        Uh, I think you guys missed the point. It’s satirizing exactly what you guys are criticizing about it. Hence the cliche music and grimderp.

        • Navarre
          March 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm — Reply

          No, I get it. I wasn’t annoyed. I was being sarcastic.

          That’s why I suggested they do Peanuts next: Taking the lightest of comics and making it the darkest of subject matter.

  4. Dboy Mugg
    February 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    WHoa. They even managed to slip in the cristian bale batman voice near the end there too.

  5. Belmont
    March 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm — Reply

    Know it’s fan fiction, but Hollowood (Hollywood), has a dubious track record on comic books to movie franchises. I don’t even have to point that far back either with the Green Hornet for starters…..

  6. Damascus
    April 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    I almost turned away before the last quick scene flashed. Betty and Veronica making out. Yum.

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