New Stranger Things poster pays tribute to Firestarter

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Aug 31, 2017

If the latest Stranger Things poster is any indication, the kids are in for another mindblowing adventure.

The one-sheet unveiled via the spooky Netflix series' Twitter account features star Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, the laboratory-raised girl with psychokinetic powers, doing her best Drew Barrymore in an homage to a promo for the 1984 horror flick Firestarter.

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And here's the original Firestarter artwork:

In the run-up to Season 2's eagerly anticipated premiere on Oct. 27, Netflix has been unveiling posters every Thursday that pay loving tribute to some of the classic films that showrunners The Duffer Brothers have used as inspiration for their hit drama.  Already we've seen throwback posters to 1979's Alien, 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1986's Stand By Me, and 1987's The Running Man.

Of course, Firestarter is based on the 1980 book by Stephen King, one of the Duffers' favorite authors. It follows Charlie McGee (Barrymore), a nine-year-old girl skilled at pyrokinesis — that is, she can start fires with her mind — who's abducted by a secret government agency that wants to use her as a weapon for its own nefarious ends.

Sound familiar? You can check out the other posters here.