If you’re looking forward to Season 2 of Stranger Things yet are not seeped in '80s culture the way the show is, you have some homework. The Duffer Brothers have listed films for fans to watch.
Matt and Ross Duffer told Entertaiment Tonight's Leanne Aguilera at the 2017 Emmy Awards red carpet show that fans should devour these cultural touchstones: Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Escape from New York, The Goonies, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien, and Aliens.
As a child of the ‘80s, I have to agree. It's a great list, filled with my entire childhood.
That’s not all they discussed, as you can see from CBS’ stream starting at 49:20. Ross said, “Will Byers … is back but he’s not doing so well. He’s not feeling 100 percent. A lot of the season revolves around Will and his journey and what’s going on with him, which is not good thing.”
As for Millie Bobbie Brown’s character Eleven, Matt said, “I think her journey will surprise people … We reveal a lot more about her backstory and where she came from.” In addition, “She has hair.”
Stranger Things’ season 2 will include appearances by Sean Astin and Paul Reiser. And Millie Bobby Brown’s hair.