When Stranger Things began streaming on Netflix last year, it became an unexpectedly massive hit. Inspired by classic horror and science fiction films from the 1980s, it follows a group of kids in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, after one of their friends mysteriously vanishes.
The show is coming back for a second season (and is already renewed for a third) on October 27th, and we’ll get to see if it meets our sky-high expectations. Follow along for all of the news, trailers, and commentary as we return to Hawkins and The Upside Down for more nostalgia and scares this Halloween.
This anachronism is pretty nerdy
Of all the unanswered questions season 2 left behind, the best ones are just about the people
It’s just one awful choice after another, including some really baffling and fatal ones
Heading back to The Upside Down, with some new friends along for the ride
For a true hit of nostalgia
It premieres on Netflix on October 27th
This weekend only: a bad car ride
Two writers duke out the best approach to watching a much-anticipated new TV release. Big gulps or small sips?
Back to The Upside Down
The Twitter campaign for the series’ second season is calling out prominent fans by name, and it’s funny, but appropriately creepy
Back to Hawkins High
CD, vinyl, and cassette tape editions will follow at a later date
‘These aren’t nightmares. It’s happening’
What do the 1984 Olympics, New Coke, and Hawkins, Indiana, have in common?
The Stranger Things and Ready Player One trailers are the best and worst of nostalgia-driven marketing
Audiences need more than a few familiar faces
Turn everything upside-down
The Netflix series returns on October 27th
Stanton is reportedly a huge fan of the series
The demogorgon was destroyed but evil wasn’t