Watch: ’70s and ’80s Films Referenced in Stranger Things
A surprise critical hit for Netflix, the twisty sci-fi/horror/thriller/etc. series Stranger Things has also gained a great deal of attention for its knowing, deliberate references to classics of ’70s and ’80s genre films. Ulysse Thevenon has put together this split-screen video essay, with Stranger Things on the left and its reference point on the right. For another thorough overview in written form, check out Scott Tobias at Vulture.