The first trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 was just revealed at Comic-Con, and it’s everything you wanted.
Netflix has been home to several hits over the years, but last year’s Stranger Things set their highest bar yet. The series follows four friends in Hawkins, Indiana as they face unnatural events and sinister plots — all while befriending an icky girl — and it’s an entertaining and engrossing love letter to both genre fans and 80s kids. It mashes Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and John Carpenter in wonderful ways, but it manages to be more than just a nostalgia bomb.
Fans have been clamoring for the gang’s next adventure since the first season’s premiere, and after a brief teaser hit the web earlier this year Netflix has now followed it up with the first full trailer. All of your favorites are back… well, all of them but Barb because she’s dead and you’ll just have to accept that.
Check out the full trailer for Stranger Things 2 below.
This is good stuff.
I’ve long held the belief that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is the perfect pop song whether you’re a horror fan or not, but I’d never considered its application to other media until now. Vincent Price makes everything better, and his spoken contribution to the song pairs beautifully with the eerie, fear-filled images filling the screen.
Netflix’s official and suitably brief synopsis for the season is here: “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.”
It’s no surprise that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is back, but I’m only hoping she reunites with the boys early on as their group dynamic is where the show shines brightest. It’s good seeing Will (Noah Schnapp) getting in on the action this time as he missed all of the fun last season, and it looks like his time in the Upside Down may hold the key to the encroaching horrors. There are also a couple notable newcomers joining the returning cast (Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and others) this year including Paul Reiser and Brett Gelman.
Stranger Things 2 hits Netflix on October 27th.