Tell me why haven’t you seen Netflix’s Stranger Things? Is it because you don’t like those types of shows, don’t have Netflix or.. please tell me what’s the issue. I am listening..
Let me tell you why after all these months of friends jumping up and down on Facebook shouting “it’s must see” that I just sat on the couch and finished Season 1 in one day. Probably seeing it win an award. The hype was right. More comments ensued , “it feels like an 80’s vintage film but longer”. When did 80’s become vintage? I assume vintage refers to the time before cellphones, internet and electric cars .
A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Thingsis set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
If you are a fan of 80’s movies, you might just love this series. Okay so you want a list of 80’s movies that make up this film?
Children searching for treasure, teaming up to find something that was lost. These kids used their noggin to find something amazing.
Stand by Me
Ready to go deeper into the supernatural realm? Vampires (before Twilight), teenagers and a small coastal town called Santa Cruz “The Lost Boys”.
It’s a good, clean fun and limited special effects (just like the good old days). If you recall in the opening scene the cool dude with the mohawk sitting against the wall. I met him at a BBQ (party) in Silicon Valley. We started to chat about films and he mentions that it was him in the opening credits. I laughed so hard because I knew someone that drooled over his look and hair. This time he was a “nerd” in Silicon Valley. If you don’t know where Santa Cruz is, it is 30 minutes away ‘just over the hill’ from Silicon Valley.
Hmmm… any other films that resonate with “Stranger Things”? Of course the film that scared the heck out of me. What was that film?
“House”, starring “The Greatest American Hero” William Katt. Familiar with the film? Do you remember the scene in Stranger Things where Barb goes to another dimension via the swimming pool?… It could have easily been based on it.
Enough about other films, oh. E.T. ( but I will stop and get back to Stranger Things). Netflix’s Stranger Things captures the essence of the 80’s. You know that yellow phone that Joyce had? We had the same one. Recall the mobile home the sheriff lived in? I can resonate with that too.
One last thing that made Stranger Things spot on was Wynona Ryder. She is the epitomy of the 80’s. If they can Corey Feldman or Christian Slater couldn’t get any cooler than that.. They took every 80’s kid friendly horror film and turned it into a series.
What was the fault? You know that scene where kids are being chased on bikes by the bad guys? It was predicted…. Either they would fly or… something else would fly.
Have you seen Netflix’s Stranger Things? One thing I love about Netflix you can watch the film in it’s original language or for my case can watch it in German if needed. Circling back to the first question, why haven’t you seen Stranger Things? Here in my area of Germany most folks I talk to know about the other VOD but never heard of Netflix. WHAT!!! There are gift cards at the local drug store but they never heard of it. It’s time to change right?
This past year not only word weird things happened. What weird things, oh you know like some say moving away from the city life to a small village in Germany, election ramblings you get it.. but Stranger Things on Netflix happened. I would rather have Stranger Things on Netflix than weird things happen. Will keep you posted on Season 2..
**Edit: The above movies except Goonies are all rated R. What were we doing as kids watching these… MOM?