That’s a keeper:
It looks like the cover to a fun beach-read of a summer novel or the cover of a videocassette staring back at you from the shelf of a late, lamented Blockbuster Video. Which means “mission accomplished,” we suppose, since Stranger Things is pretty much entirely an homage to those exact two things. You can check out our (mostly complimentary) review of season one, where we talk more about the homages in Stranger Things and how they were handled here.
In case you were wondering, here’s the completely NOT spoiler-filled pitch for season two:
“It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon 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.”
Okay, so that doesn’t tell us much. Maybe more stills from the season will give us some clues:
But again, this is probably to be expected. We doubt season 2 will be substantially different from season one. The whole point is the loving homage and the good feelings it engenders in the audience. In other words, the whole point? Those kids in those dead-on Ghostbusters costumes. It doesn’t matter what the plot’s going to be. There will be monsters. Adorable ’80s kids will fight them. Millennials and Gen-Xers will eat it all up like a sugary cereal.
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 11, 2017
So, yes. We’ll be right there shoveling it into our faces like the rest of you come October.
[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Netflix]