Bad Lip Reading couldn’t fit enough weirdness into its previous Stranger Things video, so they made a sequel. This one plays out like a bad 1980s after school special, complete with questionable moral decisions, fighting parents, bullying, emotional manipulation, and conflict for days. Also, has anybody seen Marm?
Stranger Things haunts Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Hollywood this season. The attraction re-stages some of the show’s scariest bits including the Demodogs. It’s a real scream, as season three co-star Priah Ferguson discovered. Watch as Priah faces her fears… and her doppelgänger.
CGI animator Seth Worley shows us how to replicate the creepy Mind Flayer and its accompanying red lightning storm from Stranger Things using Adobe After Effects and a handful of Red Giant’s useful visual effects plugins. Now he needs to make the season 3 version of the monster inside of Starcourt Mall.
(Spoilers, Gore) Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffer sat down with Wired to walk through some of the many references to 1980s science fiction, horror, and adventure movies peppered throughout the series. While some, like E.T. and Alien, are obvious, others, like Altered States are a little more subtly integrated.
Stranger Things is jam-packed with nods to ’80s pop culture, so it only makes sense that its characters could be dropped straight into an ’80s TV series. Video editor Eddie Spuhghetti of Here Lies did an excellent job dropping Sheriff Hopper into the opening credits of Magnum P.I.
Celebrate the return of Stranger Things with this special edition retro One Step 2 instant camera from Polaroid Originals. It features upside-down typography, and comes one pack of special Stranger Things film featuring borders inspired by the hit Netflix series. Additional film available here.
Nike has unveiled a Stranger Things-themed collection of shoes and apparel. The Hawkins High pack consists of special colorways of the Blazer, the Tailwind and the Cortez, while the apparel consists of a tee, hoodies, pants and a cap. They will be available 6/27/19, just in time for Season 3.
Stranger Things gets the LEGO treatment with this awesome 2287-piece set, which features a detailed model of the Byers’ house that flips to show an Upside Down version. Includes minifigs of the kids, Sheriff Hopper, Joyce Byers, and the Demogorgon. Drops 6/1/19 (5/15 for LEGO VIP members.)
Have your turntable join in on the Halloween fun with the first vinyl release of Stranger Things: Halloween Sounds from the Upside Down. The record contains ominous tracks previously exclusive to the Apple Music release of the Stranger Things 2 soundtrack.
“And don’t forget! A state-of-the-art food court!” Netflix went all in for this short but rad teaser for the third season of Stranger Things. It’s an advertisement for Starcourt Mall, a newly opened mall in the show’s town. It should make for an awesome setting for the series.
“I’m sorry. You ate my cat.” Funko’s upcoming Supercute Plushie set will let you pet (or kick the crap out of) Dart the demodog without fear. Stranger Things’ ode to Gremlins is depicted as three nesting dolls: a 1″ pollywog, a 2″ slug and a 9″ demodog.
Musician Isaac May celebrates his excitement for season two of Stranger Things with a cool acoustic cover version of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s enveloping, synthwave theme song, performed on the kinds of instruments typically played in bluegrass music.
ScreenPrism’s Stranger Things reference list continues with the slasher flicks, teen movies and music that anchor the side story between Nancy Wheeler, Jonathan Byers and Steve Harrington. It’s amazing that the show even makes sense with all these homages.
The Duffer Brothers’ awesome sci-fi adventure series is back for another season, and it’s clear that Will Byers and his pals aren’t done with the Upside-down quite yet. We can’t decide whether this or Ready Player One’s teaser has more ’80s pop culture references.
To celebrate the relaunch of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Jonah, Crow, and Tom Servo riffed on another Netflix hit. It’s weird to see them making fun of something good, but that just gives them plenty of new opportunities if they ever, god forbid, run out of bad movies.
She was using her powers, she’s freaking me out! Musical master melodysheep created this awesome Stranger Things tribute music video using sound bites from the wildly popular Netflix series. In related news, we’ve heard that season two has started filming.
Take your toy collection back to the ’80s courtesy of Funko. Expect 3.5″ vinyl bigheads of Will, Dustin, Lucas, Mike, two versions of Eleven (with Eggos), Barb, and open and closed mouth Demogorgons. Pre-order now for April 2017 delivery. Upside-down universe not included.