Netflix’s Stranger Things is back October 27, 2017. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
Netflix has even provided a timeline for the event:
1953 – Date Unknown – MK Ultra comes to Hawkins
1979 – Police Cheif Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins
1983 – November 6 – The Vanishing of Will Byers
1983 – November 8 – The Vanishing of Barbara Holland
2016 – July 15 – Part 1
2017 – October 27 – Part 2
Whatever you do, be on Netflix with whatever device you choose, on October 27th, for Stranger Things 2!
One of the biggest series to come out of Netflix this pat year was the stunning, horrifying, nostalgic, and fun Stranger Things. Last night during the Super Bowl, we got our first look at what’s to come in Stranger Things 2…
The World is Turning Upside Down. Stranger Things 2 comes to Netflix Halloween 2017. A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.
Everyone is a little older, there’s Eggos and Ghostbusters, and the Upside Down is coming to us! Halloween can’t come soon enough!
Halloween falls on a Monday this year which means that if you have to get up early the next day, you probably will be too tired from a weekend of festivities to do much of anything except sit on the couch and eat leftover candy. Or maybe Halloween parties aren’t your thing and you’d much rather watch something scary on TV.
I remember trying to rent some scary movies for Halloween during the death throes of the video rental chain stores and it was not a pretty sight. Thankfully, we have Netflix now.
Here’s a list of some of Netflix’s best offerings for this, the spookiest of all weekends.
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While it’s the job of a publicist to sell audiences on entertainment media, sometimes there is false advertising. Not so with Stranger Things, the latest offering from The Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines). The show is described as “a love letter to the ‘80s supernatural classics that captivated a generation,” a synopsis that might sound cliché but is delightfully accurate.
Stranger Things is set in the small town of Hawkins, Minnesota in 1983. For those of us who grew up during that decade and think of it with fondness, our first instinct is to look for mistakes. The folks behind Stranger Things, however, have done their homework. The production design and costumes make us truly feel like we’re in 1983. This is not the glossy Miami Vice ’80s or even the 1998 version as seen in American Psycho; this is the station wagon, button-down shirts, wood paneling, macramé and latch-hook, crappy TV sets, last gasp of the 1970s-version of the ‘80s, which is exactly what it was like for most of us in middle-class America.
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Check out the official trailer for “Stranger Things,” premiering on Netflix July 15th. The supernatural drama with a 1980s vibe stars Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine, full of mysterious strangers and shadowy organizations. The eight-episode first season will debut all at once in July. You can see the trailer after the jump.