Riverdale is a lot more than your average teen drama, and that's what makes it so popular. It's campy, indulgent, dramatic, and has a distinct sense of style. However, at some point we have to admit that Riverdale is lowkey creepy. Maybe that's what keeps you watching, but it's a lot to swallow when you're already scared for the character's safety. How much of the creepiness is supposed to be normal?
A show about a town plagued with wannabe serial killers, sugary drug rings, and family secrets is sure to make the audience hide under a blanket once in a while. Even some of the music is a little creepy, and not just because every duet on this show is a major conflict between characters. The cover songs that Josie and the Pussycats sing on the show aren't that different from the slowed-down popular tunes that grace every scary movie trailer these days.
Sure, Riverdale will ultimately give rise to an even-spookier reboot of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, but the show is plenty creepy all by itself. There's a certain vibe on the show that just keeps you on edge. The characters may be relatable, but Riverdale is not a normal town and normal people do not live there for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the spookier and weirder elements that probably seem normal to Betty, Archie, and Veronica.