Netflix recently released their trailer for Stranger Things. According to Entertainment Weekly, the series will span eight episodes and will pay tribute to the cult classics of the 1980s. These 80s films include The Extraterrestrial (E.T.), Poltergeist, and Explorers.
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner), David Harbour (Chief Hopper), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Millie Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler).
Ryder said the series is “all about trying something new.” The 44 year-old actress added “This is a genre that I enjoy watching, but haven’t necessarily explored before, which drew me to the project. I think the audience will love the nostalgic voyage back in time before technology had completely took over. Kids were asked to put their toys away at dinner – not their phones. Yet, there were astronauts were going to space and government conspiracies loomed. It was just such a different world back then.”
Stranger Things is set in Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s and follows the search for a young boy who disappeared under very suspicious and stranger circumstances. His mother (Ryder), opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with the local authorities. And this unravels a series of mysteries involving classified government experiments, horrifying supernatural forces, and one peculiar little girl.
Watch the trailer below:
In the beginning of the trailer you hear a police officer saying “This is Hawkins, one of the worst things that’s ever happened here in the four years I’ve worked here (dramatic pause), is when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie’s head because it thought that her hair was a nest.” Then the trailer proceeds to show a young boy frantically running off to his house and trying to make a phone call with a telephone that doesn’t seem to be functioning properly. Then the boy runs off into a tool shed, grabs a gun, and aims it at something. The clip then shows the police officer telling Ryder’s character that 99 times out of 100, a kid that goes missing is usually with a relative. Then the mom of the missing boy tells the officer “you said 99 out of 100, what about the other time? The one!” The rest of the trailer shows several residents searching for the missing boy, three boys riding their bikes in the dark, government agents wearing protective suits, and a strange little girl who appears to know where Will (the missing boy) is.
Stranger Things premieres July 15 on Netflix.