New Stranger Things Season 2 promo proves 1984 was one very weird year

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Mar 26, 2021, 1:00 AM EDT (Updated)

Having lived though the year 1984 as a California teen, I can tell you it was a strange but beautiful time to be alive, as Macintosh computers were about to be launched, synth-pop tunes hogged radio airplay, Cosby sweaters invaded America, and the Reagan era was just hitting full stride.

As if Netflix's Stranger Things can't get any more awesomely bizarre, ingest this latest promo, which attempts to dismiss the surreal supernatural events in Hawkins, Indiana, as some sort of global hoax or conspiracy, linking Will Byers' freaky abduction to other equally odd occurrences like New Coke, Joe Dante's Gremlins, sunspots, ghosts, and the Russian boycott of the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Check out the crazy upside-down teaser for Stranger Things Season 2 below and tell us if you'll be right-side up when the celebrated sci-fi series returns to Netflix on Oct. 27.

(via Bloody Disgusting)