Netflix’s Stranger Things has become one of the most talked about shows in recent memory. While many did not know much about it before it premiered this month, it’s received a strong word-of-mouth thanks to social media and is destined to become must-see TV for the streaming site. Many love the show for its great storyline which has science fiction, supernatural, horror, mystery, and action elements. Another thing that everyone is truly digging is that the show accurately captures everything we know and love from the 80s. Not only is everything accurately from that era, but the TV series pays homage to many films from the 70s and 80s as well. The Duffer Brothers, who directed the show filled many scenes with homages to Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King and have received rave reviews for the show. You can see our impression of Stranger Things right here, it’s great!
Recently journalist and superfan Ulysse Thevenon created and uploaded a video capturing many of the films that Stranger Things pays homage to. This gives the audience a side by side view of many of the scenes of the show and where they drew their inspiration from.
While it doesn’t capture all the references, the video shows homages to E.T., The Goonies, Alien, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Firestarter Poltergeist, Explorers, The Shining, Stand by Me, Carrie, and even Commando.