Netflix Drops Creepy Trailer For Haunting New Series ‘Locke & Key’

Ben PulsfordBen Pulsford in Entertainment, Netflix, TV
Published 08.01.20

The first trailer for Netflix’s long-awaited new horror series Locke & Key has dropped and it doesn’t disappoint

It’s giving me all The Haunting of Hill House and Stranger Things vibes.

Netflix is dropping so many announcements, trailers and mics lately that us journos just don’t know which way to turn. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good problem to have in our line of work, but being perpetually gagged as a fully-fledged geek is starting to ache a bit. Am I the only one who is running out of time to actually watch all of these shows?

I genuinely can’t remember the last time I saw my family or felt the warmth of the sun on my face.


Is Locke & Key the next Stranger Things?

Nevertheless, we have yet another one to binge as of February; and if you’re a fan of either The Haunting of Hill House or Stranger Things, you’re going to want to read on.


Netflix drops first trailer for highly-anticipated TV adaptation of Locke & Key

Earlier today, Netflix dropped a sizeable trailer for its new fantasy-horror series, Locke & Key.

If you’re a tad geeky like I am, then you’ll know that this new series has been a long time coming. The series is based on a highly successful graphic novel series of the same name from IDW by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. They’re good; really good. And dare I say it? This series might just be delivering something even better for fans – at least if this new trailer is anything to go by.


Murder. Magic. Haunted Houses. Mystery. Demons.

Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:

“After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.”

Side note – any Disney fans clock that Keyhouse is a total rip off of Disneyland Paris’ Haunted Mansion? Just an observation, please don’t come for me, Disney. You scare me.


So many vibes

Here are the other vibes I’m getting from the 3-minute trailer: It, Stranger Things, The Haunting of Hill House, Crimson Peak and The Conjuring. All in all, the series looks suitably creepy. I’m cautious about using the word ‘terrifying’ at this stage to describe the new series, but I’m pretty confident with the word ‘creepy’ right now. I can certainly imagine myself double checking the front door after watching something like this and that’s what I’m here for.


Early journo reactions are also looking pretty good, too.

I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out for sure, though.


Netflix unlocks Locke & Key on Friday 7th February.  

Images via Netflix