A mysterious and stunning trailer has emerged for the potential series When The Street Lights Go On and it’s extremely promising. The contrasting literal darkness, subtle eerie undertones and poignant score make for a striking and mesmerising few minutes. Despite the obvious similarities to the much-loved series Stranger Things, we can see a heap of inspiration from fellow 80s-throwback hit It Follows, Netflix’s The OA and even the Scream TV series. It is also reminiscent of crime-thrillers like Mystic River and Don’t Look Now with its overwhelming sense of paranoia and intrigue.
The pilot episode for When The Street Lights Go On recently screened to positive reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as part of its special events. The pilot episode has been directed by Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) and written by Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe; who worked together on 2016’s crime-romance Shangri-La Suite.
In the summer heat of 1983, a string of unusual occurrences in a small Illinois town culminate with the shocking murders of a popular high school girl and her teacher. When a fellow student, and neighbour, discovers the bodies while riding his bike home one night, the quiet suburban lives of the town’s residents are irrevocably shaken.
We are very excited to hear more about When The Street Lights Go On and hope you are, too!
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)