Much obliged in no little part to the gooey, dreadful grasps of the Upside Down and the gnarly jaws and hooks of the Demogorgon, Stranger Things has completely grasped its vintage loathsomeness vibes from the principal scene.
Now that Season 2 is coming up, Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, Nancy, and other commonplace appearances from Stranger Things have accomplished their own level of otherworldly fame — and these reconsidered motion picture blurbs enlivened by your most loved frightening flicks harden the show’s religion great really taking shape status.
Netflix has been putting a Stranger spin on some iconic visuals inspired by Jaws, Alien, and other movies that freaked you out thanks to their posters plastered all over the walls of your hometown’s video store. Eleven gets a Drew Barrymore-inspired makeover that has her looking like the girl with the pyro powers of Firestarter; Joyce is reaching out for help before getting dragged to her doom a la The Evil Dead; the dudes ride up in Stand By Me bike formation, and a terrified Nancy stands in for Freddy Krueger’s victim in a Nightmare on Elm Street-inspired tableau. (No Ghostbusters imitation in the lot, weirdly enough.)
These are pretty perfect, and the project inspires one hell of a movie marathon to get you in the mood for October 27, when Season 2 of Stranger Things hits the streaming service in all its binge-watchable glory. (You may want to sleep with the light on if you do attempt said movie marathon, though.)1 of 1