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Stranger Things 

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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
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In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child - which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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The world is turning upside down


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Trivia

To continue the trend of homaging Stephen King; the character of Billy (Dacre Montgomery) was designed after King's most infamous of villains, Randall Flagg. Flagg has appeared in at least nine of his novels, with his first appearance being in "The Stand". His unmistakable attributes include long wavy hair, an earring, and dressed head to toe in denim. This gives a hint into the sinister nature of the character. See more »

Goofs

The teenage characters frequently use the phrase "chill" to mean hang around. In 1983, "chill" would have been used as a command to someone the speaker perceived to be overexcited about something. "Chill" didn't mean "hang out" until some point in the 1990's. See more »

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Dustin Henderson: Lando!
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Crazy Credits

The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: It (2017) (2017) See more »

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Stranger Things
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Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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The Perfect Mash-Up of the Best 80's Sci-Fi!
15 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've been trying to put my reaction to this series into cohesive sentences - even cohesive thoughts - and I just can't seem to do it. "Stranger Things" blended the best parts of some of the great 80's sci-fi films from "E.T." to "Poltergeist" to "The Goonies" to my all time favorite, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." It was simply brilliant, and brings you back to a time when you were still able to feel a sense of wonder.

Though there are plenty of thrilling moments, this film does not rely on heavy CGI or jump-scares. It focuses on relationships between parents and children, best friends, and even a touch of romance. It takes you on a journey from a parent's worst nightmare to the resilience of those who rely on friends and cling to hope.

Also - you'll never look at Christmas lights the same way again.


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