Netflix Pays Tribute to ’80s Sci-Fi Films With New Stranger Things Posters

Stranger Things might’ve lost an Emmy this year – despite its 18 nominations – but that is not going to slow down one of Netflix’s most successful shows from offering more to its viewers. While it was a tough reality for fans to swallow, the Stranger Things cast has expanded their artistry beyond the show with Finn Wolfhard starring in Andrés Muschietti’s 2017 It.

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Aside from that, the Comic Con ‘Thriller’ trailer for their newest season – set to air on 27 October – has been keeping us on our toes. Ahead of its highly anticipated second season, Netflix continued to tease fans by paying homage to some of the ’80s best sci-fi films through newly designed Stranger Things posters.

Here are the revamped posters beside their original versions:

Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) posing in the same position as Heather Langencamp in the poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street

Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) posing in the same position as Drew Barrymore in the Firestarter poster

Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) posing in the same position as the woman on The Evil Dead poster

Jim Hopper (David Harbour) posing in the same position as Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man poster

A woman who appears to be Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) posing in a poster for Stranger Things, based on Jaws

The Stranger Things kids can be seen walking below a giant egg containing a monster. It’s inspired by the poster for Ridley Scott’s Alien

Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) and Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) posing as the kids from Stand By Me

The Duffer Brothers told a source that Stranger Things might end at season four when the original gang is ready to enter college. As for season two, the central focus will be on Will, who in the previous season disappeared into an alternative universe called Upside Down. So if you’re not hooked yet, it’s never too late to binge watch season one until the new one is out next month.

There are also stranger things happening in Malaysia that you might’ve not heard about. Or more specifically, a village girl befriending a puntianak in a local short film by Amanda Nell Eu. Read more about it here