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Locke & Key Trailer: An Enticing Teaser for a Show That Will Never Air

In one of the more surprising moves of the pilot season this year, Fox declined to pick up Locke & Key, the spooky series based on Joe Hill’s popular graphic novels. The pilot still played at Comic-Con, to the delight but eventual dismay of fans of serialized ghost stories, and now the trailer for the would-be series has leaked. And of course, it’s great. Ah, what could have been. Locke follows the Locke family, who, following a tragedy, moves back to their gigantic, ominous ancestral house, where the youngest kid discovers he can travel to a world in which he’s a ghost. The trailer hits notes from The Shining (a little kid!) and The Ring (girl in a well!), but still feels particular to itself, not to mention enticing. Good thing this show will never air! Why can’t we have nice things, Fox? [Cinema Blend]

Locke & Key Trailer: The Show That Won’t Air