Showtime has released an eerie new Twin Peaks teaser which revisits some of the show’s most iconic locations twenty-five years after we last saw them in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
The thirty-second trailer opens at perhaps the strangest of all Twin Peak’s many other-worldly locations – The Red Room.
The Red Room is named after the super-scary haunted room in Charlotte Brontë’s incredible Jane Eyre, (watch the BBC’s 2006 miniseries with Ruth Wilson for the best Jane and Robert Stevenson’s 1943 film for Orson Welles as the best Mr Rochester.)
Twin Peaks‘ Red Room sits within The Black Lodge, an interdimensional crossroads where your shadow-self resides which can only be visited in dreams (I think)… if you confront The Black Lodge with imperfect courage, it will utterly annihilate your soul.
For anyone thinking David Lynch’s show was so damn popular because it was a thrilling and surreal who-dunnitt, just read that above sentence again. That sentence is why Twin Peaks is so popular – because it connected with our psyche. The perfect mix of mythological storytelling, kooky intrigue, character, music and with all those forested, Northwest Pacific mountains, the ideal fairy tale locale.
Along the way, we see the two places we suspect Agent Dale Cooper will be spending most of his time; the Sheriff’s Department and The Double R café, purveyors of cherry pie and damn fine coffee.
We also get glimpses of The Fat Trout Trailer Park, new drone footage of that infamous mist above those forest and, of course, The Palmer residence, all shaky and POV’y and straight out of an 80’s slasher movie!
The only downside to this Twin Peaks teaser is the reminder that the show should have debuted in the fall in time for Hallowe’en.
Twin Peaks‘ 18-episode run arrives on Showtime on May 18th.