There?s a new horror show in town called Stranger Things from Netflix and it is set in the 1980s starring Winona Ryder. The recently released trailer has been causing a lot of buzz on the web as fans of 80s supernatural flicks could feel the classic horror nostalgia within those two haunting minutes.
The Netflix series looks to be promising as many people went crazy over the new trailer. The Verge even described it as ?the show Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King never made? as the trailer evidently exudes the influence of the two most seminal voices of the 80s.
Created by the writing team of Matt and Ross Duffer, the official synopsis from Netflix reads: Set in Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Wynona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy?s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80s, Stranger Things is also a coming of age story for the boy?s three closest friends that draws them into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.
Are you getting goosebumps already? Not just because of the supernatural terror but because they actually own up to the 80s cult classic influence giving off a sense of nostalgia for those who grew up watching supernatural films of the 80s. The cinematography, the music, the plot, the Winona, all reels you back in time.
So for those who love the supernatural coming-of-age movies of the 80s, this is just the perfect fix for you.
The creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, shared to The Independent that they just have so much love and nostalgia for this era. ?We really wanted to see something on television that was in the vein of the classic films we loved growing up: the Spielbergs, the John Carpenters, as well as the novels of Stephen King. And to us, what makes all of these stories so great to us — and so resonant — is that they all explore that magical point where the ordinary meets the extraordinary.?
They also shared some parts off their childhood which greatly inspired the making of this show, ?When we were growing up, we were just regular kids, living in the suburbs of North Carolina, playing Dungeons and Dragons with our nerdy friends. But when we watched these films and read these books, we felt transported. Suddenly our lives had the potential for adventure – maybe tomorrow we would find a treasure map in the attic, maybe my brother would vanish into the TV screen. We really want to capture that feeling with Stranger Thing.?
Their goal for telling the story is to bring back that feeling again ?to people who grew up on those films, and they also want to ?bring it to a whole new generation? as well.
Stranger Things debuts worldwide on Netflix this July 15 which includes all eight episodes.