We’re exactly two weeks away from the hotly anticipated Halloween premiere of the second season of Stranger Things. To whet our appetite for the critically acclaimed series, Netflix has unleashed a final trailer.
Taking place in 1984, Season 2 sees Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) safely back at home with his mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) and his brother Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) after his ordeal in the Upside Down. Well, safely is a relative word, because Will is seeing visions of the future (as we saw in the trailer), and a new monster (you know, the many-legged, inter-dimensional “Shadow Monster” we saw in the sky) is threatening the town of Hawkins, Indiana.
The Duffer Brothers' love letter to the '80s promises to achieve “Lovecraftian proportions” in its sophomore season by going bigger and scarier. Everything we saw so far hints that this season will definitely dive deeper into horror, as was promised by the powers that be. It seems the town of Hawkins is going to be overcome by the Upside Down.
It will also expand the world of Stranger Things with more monsters, since the first season actually was meant as a set-up for the series. We’ll also get to meet new characters in siblings Max (Sadie Sink) and Billy (Dacre Montgomery), Joyce’s new boyfriend Bob Newby (Sean Astin), and Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser).
All our other favorites are also back: Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Chief Hopper (David Harbour), Steve (Joe Keery), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), who will be back with her love of Eggo waffles presumably still intact and a mop of short, curly hair.
So, following that glorious San Diego Comic-Con trailer that featured the kids going trick-or-treating for Halloween dressed as the Ghostbusters, that weird teaser, the promo that looked into Eleven's past, the awesome movie posters throwbacks, a cleverly hidden clip with a "cameo appearance" from Michael Myers, aka that William Shatner mask, here's the super duper final trailer for the Netflix series.
Stranger Things returns on Oct. 27.