Black Mirror: Bandersnatch trailer is all pixels and madness


Netflix just released the trailer for its Black Mirror event film Bandersnatch, and it looks pretty good. This is a rare feat for a horror movie about video games. Hellraiser: Hellworld this is not.

This is definitely giving some Polybius vibes, and it would be neat to see deft hands turn the urban legend into a cool work of fiction. I like 80’s style, though I do wonder how many more horror movies packed with shots of vinyl and VHS we can watch before the novelty wears off. 

The plot has a young man in 1984 facing a mental breakdown while trying to translate a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game. Hopefully its themes of madness as a necessary tool in creating art and use of the psychedelic abstract images of retro video games will make for a striking and fascinating film.

We’ll get to find out soon enough, as Netflix has decided to surprise release it tomorrow, Friday December 28th.

Kyle Yadlosky
Kyle Yadlosky only cares about trash. The trippy, bizarre, DIY, and low-budget are his home. He sleeps in dumpsters and eats tinfoil. He also writes horror fiction sometimes.