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.
Awesome Stranger Things
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.
Animator Leigh Lahav’s latest clip is a hilariously dark mashup of A Charlie Brown Christmas and Stranger Things, which picks up where season one left off, as Will Byers tries to cope with reality after coming back from his time in a creepy parallel swamp universe.
The Warp Zone serves up a box of defrosted Eggos, and performs another one of their instrument-free covers, this time taking on this summer’s breakout Netflix hit dressed in appropriate garb. The Matthew Modine wig is perfect, but we prefer Dustin’s other t-shirt.
Stranger Things’ title sequence is a perfect complement to the show’s ’80s aesthetic. Vox spoke with the folks who made the sequence, Imaginary Forces – who also made the openers for Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Jessica Jones, etc. – about their project.