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Netflix Stranger Things is A Mixtape 80’s Throwback We Love

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Quickly gaining a fan base, Netflix’s Original Series Stranger Things has all the elements to keep you on the edge of your seat while entertaining you with an amazing cast along the way. 

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From E.T. to Needful Things to Commando, Sixteen Candles, Explorers, Goonies, Stand by Me, Jaws and more. Netflix’s Stranger Things references 80’s pop culture and some of the most iconic movies of our time.

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Just like in Stand by Me, a classic film adapted from Stephen King’s novel, Stranger Things focuses on four young friends into Dungeons & Dragons living in Indiana. Similar to E.T. and Goonies and Explorers, the story revolves around these friends and their bond with one another.

Eleven character from Stranger Things
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Stephen King’s Firestarter

Eleven clearly resembles Drew Barrymore’s character in Firestarter, a girl with telekinetic powers learning how to control them, hunted by the government whose nose bleeds whenever she uses her powers. Again another Stephen King reference.

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Millie Brown playing Eleven in Stranger Things

The boys dress Eleven up to hide her identity the same way the kids did in E.T. making him a disguise. Though we think Millie Brown is much cuter.

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Poltergeist

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Winona Ryder Stranger Things

Can our soul really live in the lights? Is there another dimension? So many questions unanswered. Clip above is of Poltergeist story of a girl trapped inside her television, much the same way for Wil as his mother realizes he’s not dead he’s just been hiding in the strand of Christmas light.

All The 80’s refereces to Stranger Things

So many references to the classic hits that make us feel comfortable at home. Stranger Things is our new favorite series by Netflix. The cast is incredible. The setting amazing. The storytelling character driven and focused on not just the emotional and dramatic but the sci-fi start of things.

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Stranger Things has already be renewed for season 2 because fans can’t wait. So if you haven’t seen it yet, watch it. You won’t be disappointed. The show starts off with a bang and draws you deeper into a web of lies, secrets and things that go bump in the night. We love it! 

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