‘Stranger Things’ On Netflix Is Classic ‘80s With Spielberg and King [Video]

‘Stranger Things’ On Netflix Is Classic ‘80s With Spielberg and King [Video]

Stranger Things is a super awesome romp for a binger on Netflix for those who like horror, sci-fi and 1980s nostalgia. From the very beginning with the boys doing their D&D to the very end when… well, it was just awesome.

Since I am trying to keep this as spoiler free as possible, I will refrain from getting too much detail out there. But I really need to take this moment to tell you that if you love horror movies, classic Steven Spielberg films or classic film adaptations of Stephen King’s best works, then you are going to sit down for the first episode of Stranger Things and you are not going to get up for the next eight hours.

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First of all, Stranger Things is classic 1980s in the since that some of the storylines were cheesy. But I am not talking about that smelly kind of cheese that backs up your colon. I’m talking about that tasty mozzarella kind of cheese that you watch melting on your pizza while it’s in the oven, licking your lips as every second goes by. That is what 1980s cheesy really represents and that is the core of Stranger Things on Netflix.

Right off the tip of my brain, I can think of several films that will be spilling around in your head while your mind is channeling the best cinema you have ever seen. Those include Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., The Goonies, PoltergeistStephen King’s It, Carrie, Firestarter, The Stand and even Super 8. Trust me, once you sit down to watch Stranger Things, you will see why I referenced those films. If not, then your film history has been severely lacking over the past 35 years.

Here is something that is a little more exciting about watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Every episode has a theme song and music that is similar to that of Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Also, if you’re a fan of music that came out of the 1980s, then you will love every single episode of Stranger Things on Netflix.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that the Duffer brothers just remade a Spielberg or King flick. The Netflix series is quite different and holds its own all by itself, with the exception of borrowing those specific filming techniques that were innovated by blockbuster filmmakers in the 1980s.

Stranger Things is now streaming all episodes on Netflix and horror fans are going to love the show. Watch the trailer and first 8 minutes below to see why.

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Nick Younker has spent over fifteen years working in the local and national media. After transitioning from television to online journalism, he honed in on his lifelong love of horror entertainment and blended it with his unique abilities as a writer. He is the father of two gifted children and has spent most of his life in southern Indiana, excluding 3 years in Atlanta while working with Turner Entertainment. You can catch up with him on Twitter at @NYounker, or on his website, FogstowJamison.com, where he publishes his daily news articles about updates in the horror, sci-fi and entertainment industry.

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