The Netflix original Stranger Things took 80s nostalgia and ran with it. Now, as the second season for the show approaches, the streaming network has created classic 80s movie posters, using the current cast of Stranger Things.
“Netflix is pulling out all the stops on social media in the weeks leading up to Season 2,” according to AdWeek.
“Last month, the show’s official Twitter account began giving fans more of what they want by launching a weekly recap of each episode of the first season under the hashtag #StrangerThursdays, and tying each episode to a classic ’80s film.”
Stranger Things 80s Movie Posters Slaps You With Nostalgia
The poster below matches Stranger Things character Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, with the Firestarter poster from the 1984 film starring a young Drew Barrymore.
“It’s the attention to detail that really makes these faux posters stand out. From the taglines to the fonts, these are faithful tributes to films that have long served as touchpoints for the very sort of viewers who would obsess over Stranger Things,” according to the report.
“This retro effect is very much in keeping with past efforts to promote a series jam-packed with references to the movies honored in this campaign, as well as period classics like E.T., The Goonies and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
Additional posters include classic 80s films like Stand By Me, The Running Man, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Evil Dead and Jaws. They are very tastefully done and are really surprisingly nostalgic. You can check them all out by clicking here. Has Stranger Things succeeded in drawing you in for season two? Let us know in the comments section below.
Stranger Things season two is scheduled to release on October 27, just days shy of the Halloween holiday. Prepare to be scared!