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Archive 81 trailer: Netflix's new horror show looks like a mind-bending and spine-chilling drama

 The series features Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shihabi, Evan Jonigkeit and is executive produced by James Wan and Rebecca Sonnenshine based on a horror podcast

  • Akhila Damodaran

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 12.06 PM, Jan 06, 2022

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A still from the series Archive 81

The streaming giant Netflix is sure to begin the year with a horror note. The OTT player is releasing another horror series Archive 81, based on a podcast of the same name. The series revolves around an archivist Dan Turner, played by Mamoudou Athie, who takes up the job of restoring some videotapes in a dingy and spooky research centre and gets pulled into the world of mystery and demonic cult.

The makers have released the trailer and it looks like a mind-bending and spine-chilling drama. It opens with the scene of the archivist entering the building and being disturbed by some unexplained events and hallucinations. He is seen taking pills for anxiety and not accepting that he is facing troubles in the Visser apartment building. A voice-over is repeatedly heard asking what is going on in the building. 

Watch the trailer here:

Season 1 of the series will have eight hour-long episodes that will narrate the stories of Dan Turner and documentarian Melody Pendras, whose work Dan is trying to restore. Dan can then be seen getting obsessed with the fate of Melody. According to Collider, The two characters will form a time-bending connection as their story unfolds and Dan will become convinced that he can change Melody's fate. 

The show is created by Rebecca Sonnenshine, who is known for her works like The Boys and The Vampire Diaries. The supernatural thriller is being produced by James Wan of the Conjuring franchise and Michael Clear of Atomic Monster. The series also stars Dina Shihabi, Evan Jonigkeit, Martin Donovan, Matt McGorry, Julia Chan, and Ariana Neal. 

The show will premiere on Netflix on January 14, 2022. 

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