Lara Jean Is the Killer Next Door in the Horror Movie Version of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’
Like pretty much everyone else in the world, we swooned over Lara Jean Covey’s sweet relationship with Peter Kavinsky in Netflix’s summer rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. But what seemed at the time like a dreamy teen romance takes a sinister turn in Netflix’s reimagining of the film as a horror flick. (It is Halloween, after all.)
The fake trailer for the slasher version of the movie starts out — much like the original — with the introduction of Lara Jean’s letters. “My letters are my most secret possessions,” Lana Condor says in a voiceover, as ominous music plays in the background. “Rereading my letters reminds me of how powerful my emotions can be. How all-consuming.”
As she talks, we see the beginning of her love story with Peter (Noah Centineo) — the back-pocket spin in the lunchroom, the cheek kiss at the party. But this time there’s a sinister undertone to all of it.
“Look, Peter, I don’t think either one of us thought that this was going to go on for this long. I think we need to call it,” she says. He accuses her of wanting to end it because she’s scared — but it seems like maybe he’s the one who should be afraid.
The sweet crushes she experienced in the original Netflix film are dangerous obsessions in this freaky retelling. Each boy who received a love letter in the original story — Kenny from camp, Peter from seventh grade, Lucas from homecoming, John Ambrose from Model UN, and her sister’s ex-boyfriend Josh — is now a target.
“I’m not that innocent,” Lara Jean tells Peter, as scenes from the film appear in rapid succession. Toward the end of the trailer, she finds him in the hot tub and asks, “All by yourself out here?”
The music eventually builds to a scream as the title card appears, changing To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to the far more terrifying To All the Boys I’ve *Killed* Before.
This isn’t the first fake trailer Netflix has dropped this week. The streaming service also reimagined its original series The Crown as a chilling horror movie.
(photo via Netflix)