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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

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown to Star in Godzilla: King of Monsters

Last week we reported that Legendary Pictures’ sequel to their Godzilla film would be directed by horror favorite Michael Dougherty. The news dropped after he had been writing the project over the past couple of months with his longtime collaborator, Zach Shields. The good news continues with today’s announcement that Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown will star in the film! The official title for the movie is Godzilla: King of Monsters.

Brown has had an exceptional year with her breakout role as Eleven on the show. This new announcement comes after her receiving both People’s Choice and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her work in Stranger Things. Given her critical and popular success at such a young age, her starring role in this hotly anticipated sequel will only heighten her to new levels of stardom. read more

Netflix Infinite Runner Features Stranger Things Characters

Netflix has just released a browser based game featuring characters from their orginal series including Stranger Things.

As Mike Wheeler, you can jump past security guards, soldiers and scientists while running through the woods around the secret military base. After a short while, the antagonist of the series, The Demogorgon appears and the chase is on. Mike does get a little help in the form of Eleven, a girl with some serious psychokinetic skills.

The game resembles the 8/16-bit video games of the past and is made with simplicity in mind. The spacebar is the only key you will need to press in this game. Hitting it once makes you jump, while hitting it twice makes you do a higher, double jump. read more

Stranger Things Receives Three Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Earlier this week, Horror News Network reported that Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things had been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. The good news continues today with the announcement that Stranger Things  has also been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards!

The show has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,” and both Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown have been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.” read more

Stranger Things Represents the Horror Genre with Golden Globe Awards Nominations

Horror movies and television shows aren’t often represented during end of year awards seasons. Oftentimes, the content of the horror genre doesn’t fit the narrow set of qualities that judges look for when selecting the winners of their most prestigious awards.

Enter Stranger Things, the Netflix 80’s throwback that took the television-viewing nation by storm this summer! From the minds of the Duffer Brothers, the show blended a perfect mix of monsters, horror, science fiction and action, with clever homages to 1980’s filmmaking sprinkled throughout. As fans spent the summer falling in love with its characters and its contagious nostalgia, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press were considering the series for some Golden Globe Awards. Stranger Things has been nominated for “Best Television Series- Drama,” and Winona Ryder has been nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama.” After starring in such spooky hits as Beetlejuice and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Ryder has not been as active in the world of acting in recent years. She chose an excellent project to return with, and her hard work and talent is being recognized by fans and critics alike. read more

Stranger Things Adds Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen to Cast for Season Two

As reported by Entertainment Weekly,  the sophomore season of Stranger Things will add a number of genre veterans to the Netflix sleeper hit.

Heading that list is Samwise Gamgee himself Sean Astin.   Co-directors Ross and Matt Duffer described Astin’s character as “a kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack.”

Paul Reiser, who portrayed ruthless businessman Burke in Aliens, will get another chance to play a character with seemingly good intentions in the form of Dr. Owens, “a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a ‘clean-up’ assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year.” read more

Funko to Release Stranger Things Line of Pop! Vinyl Dolls in 2017

Toy heavyweights Funko, the company behind the popular re-Action and Pop! vinyl lines, announced on Monday that they will be producing a line of Pop! vinyl figures for the surprise hit Netflix series Stranger Things.  The dolls are due to hit toy stores and online merchants in early 2017.

Funko made the announcement via their website, after successfully gauging fan interest for a possible line based on characters from the show.  Last month, the company posted concept images of Eleven and Barb online and were overwhelmed by the amount of interest they generated on social media.  Funko’s Director of Marketing, Mark Robben, shared the same sentiment while expressing gratitude for the positive response from the show’s rabid fanbase. read more

Joe Hill’s Snapshot 1988 Finds a Home at Universal

The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed that Joe Hill’s horror novela “Snapshot 1988” has been acquired by Universal Pictures.  If the story doesn’t sound  familiar to Joe Hill fans, it is because the story has not been released yet.  “Snapshot 1988” is one of four stories that will be published as a collection in the Spring of 2018.

Why did this story generate so much buzz in Hollywood?  The Hollywood Reporter speculates that it is based on “the Stranger Things ripple effect”.   It is certainly unusual for an unpublished property to be fast-tracked in this way, and it may have to do with the subject matter.  The story focuses on ” … a 13-year old boy who ends up taking care of his elderly former housekeeper whom he thinks is succumbing to dementia. What he doesn’t know is that her memories are not being lost but stolen by an evil man named The Phoenician who uses a camera that steals memories.” read more

Stranger Things Set to Come Back with Season 2 in 2017

The producers of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things have been teasing a second season over the past month and today Deadline reported the reality; the show will return to Netflix in 2017 with a new season consisting of nine episodes.

With no word on casting yet, it’s safe to assume that season two will be a continuation of the highly successful first season. Co-creator and writer Matt Duffer said, “There’s definitely some dangling threads at the end, it’s open-ended so that if people want it, if Netflix wanted it, we could explore that and continue the storyline.” read more