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Netflix Closes Down “Stranger Things” Pop-Up Bar…But Not Without Humor

Back in August, Danny and Doug Marks, a pair of Chicago bar owners who run Emporium Arcade Bar, opened a Stranger Things inspired pop-up called “The Upside Down”. Complete with the Byer’s couch, Joyce’s light-up Christmas light wall and plenty of “Hawkins”-related material, the bar also offered drinks inspired by the show (for instance, “Eleven’s Eggo’s” has a maple syrup base and is served with a wedge of a waffle).

In mid-September, Netflix got word of the clever pop-up and unfortunately for the Marks’ brothers, they never sought out permission or licensing. The pair received a cease and desist from Netflix but in the form of a rather humorous letter penned by Netflix lawyer Bryce Coughlin. The text of that letter is below: read more

Netflix & BonusXP Release ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Mobile Game

Netflix is ramping up the excitement as we inch closer and closer to the October 27th premiere of Stranger Things Season 2. This morning, the streaming service released a new game based on the popular television series for iOS and Android devices. The free game, which is the result of a collaboration with indie studio BonusXP Inc, was released to fans as a complete surprise. In this new side-scrolling adventure, players can take control of the series’ various popular characters and explore famous Hawkins locations, solve puzzles, and collect Eggos and gnomes to unlock bonus features. The game is meant to have the retro look and feel of the video games of 1984, when the new season of the show takes place. read more

‘Stranger Things’ Creators say that the Series will run for Four Seasons

In an exclusive interview with Vulture, the creators of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things stated that the series will run for four seasons and then they are “out”.

Matt and Ross Duffer went on to say that “We just have to keep adjusting the story. Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”

The brothers also cited the fact that by a fourth season the characters would be of college age (and would also quickly be escaping the 1980’s setting that is part of the charm of the series). read more

Newest “It” Trailer will Scare the Deadlights Out of You

The newest trailer for Andrés Muschietti’s version of Stephen King’s It hit the interwebs today and it looks like we’re in for a scary trip through Derry, Maine with the Losers Club. The first trailer for It was streamed 197 million times globally in 24 hours and I will not be surprised if this new trailer breaks that record.

Starring Bill Skarsgård (Hemlock Grove) as Pennywise the Dancing Clown and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, It will be the second Stephen King movie released this year following the eagerly awaited The Dark Tower next week. read more

New Trailer for Season Two of “Stranger Things”

Stranger Things, the biggest surprise hit of last year, just dropped their trailer for the eagerly-awaited second season at San Diego Comic Con and it contains so much awesome! It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

The nerdfest is strong with this trailer. From the hardest video game of all-time (Dragon’s Lair) to Ghostbusters costumes to Sean Astin to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, this trailer screams 80’s as much as it screams, “oh crap, Hawkins is in trouble”. By the looks of that Stephen King’s The Mist-type monster lurking in Hawkins, it seems like the town is in for a rough ride. read more

Netflix Reveals Release Date, Poster, and Teaser Clip for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2

With just a few short months before the premiere of Season Two of Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things, information is beginning to come in hot and heavy! We always knew that the show would return sometime around this coming Halloween, but now we know the exact date you can start streaming. The season will be available in its entirety on Friday, October 27th, 2017. That gives you just enough time to binge watch the entire thing once or twice before trick or treating!

In addition to the release date, Netflix also revealed poster art for the upcoming season: read more

David Harbour on ‘Stranger Things’: “Justice for Barb is a Big Thing in Season 2”

Something strange happened following the overwhelming success of last summer’s debut of Stranger Things on Netflix. While many fans were fascinated by the series’ addictive nostalgia, or its sharp blend of sci-fi and horror, or its ensemble cast of characters, a vocal group of viewers became obsessed with Shannon Purser’s Barb. The character appeared in a handful of scenes across four episodes, but some internet crusaders couldn’t get over the secondary character’s death and the lack of impact it had on the main story and its main characters. “Justice for Barb” memes could soon be found all over the internets, along with wild speculation that the character wasn’t dead, or that the second season would surely right the wrongs of its predecessor. read more

Stranger Things Season 2 Super Bowl Commercial Released

Did you miss the commercial for Season Two of Netflix’s Stranger Things during last night’s big game? Did you see it, but now you want to comb over every last detail in search of clues? Check out the full clip below:

Judging by the ominous quote, “THE WORLD IS TURNING UPSIDE DOWN” and the massive spider-like creature hovering over the landscape, it’s clear that the stakes will be higher in Season Two. The retro goodness that everyone loved about Season One is on full display in the trailer, too. The clip opens with an Eggo waffle commercial that soon turns ominous. read more

First Image from Stranger Things Season 2 Released

This weekend promises to be a big one for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things who are eagerly awaiting new details on Season Two of the show. Netflix will be airing a highly anticipated ad during the Super Bowl. To kick things off (see what I did there?), Entertainment Weekly has revealed the very first image from the upcoming season, which will also appear in the commercial. To view the entire image, click the thumbnail up top.

It looks like Ghostbusters mania has come to Hawkins Middle School just in time for Halloween! The season takes place one year after Season One, which places the characters smack dab in October, 1984. Ghostbusters hit theaters on June 8th, 1984, becoming a smash hit and creating super fans across the country. Little do these characters know, they’ll be able to enjoy The Real Ghostbusters cartoon by Season Four! read more

Cast of Stranger Things Win “Outstanding Performance” Screen Actors Guild Award

Last evening, the cast of Stranger Things won a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.” Competition was stiff this year, but the cast of the show won over such properties as Game of Thrones and WestworldStranger Things was nominated for a total of three SAG Awards. The other two nominations were for Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.”

Nearly the entire cast of the show appeared on stage to accept the award, and David Harbour (Chief Jim Hopper) delivered the following acceptance speech on behalf of the cast: read more