A Refreshing Blast From the Past
Hands down, the showstopper of the summer was Netflix’s Stranger Things, a purposeful pastiche of ’70s/’80s horror that brought us all back to the innocence of either our (or our parents’) youth.
Drawing liberally from classics like The Thing, Stand by Me, Poltergeist, and even less scary films like The Breakfast Club, Stranger Things transports us all back to the 1980s, whether we lived through them or not, both in costumes and characters, style and soundtrack. Even at its core, the show is about the simpler days when everything was good vs. evil, and while ripe in government conspiracy, the characters are not yet cynical or tired.
If you haven’t watched the miniseries yet, it’s only eight episodes and you should seriously get on it. If you have watched once or twice, then keep reading to learn some fun and strange facts you may not yet know about the show!