Netflix announced Wednesday via an ominous trailer on YouTube and social media that Season Two of its beloved sci-fi/paranormal thriller Stranger Things will be coming in 2017.
I’ll repeat that: Netflix has announced Stranger Things Season Two is slated for 2017!
Stranger Things, a glorious homage to dozens of cult classics and their masterminds—from Steven Spielberg and George Lucas to John Carpenter and Stephen King—is set in the 1980s in a fictional Indiana town called Hawkins and concerns such intriguing prospects as secret government experiments, abductions, telekinesis, and interdimensional vortexes that harbor really, really horrifying creatures.
Starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Matthew Modine, among its amazing cast, Stranger Things infuses the terrifying facets of horror with the fantastical wanderlust of science fiction, and even tenets of quantum physics, into a compelling adventure that is both absolutely mesmerizing and scary as all hell.
The most blood-curling aspect for yours truly, as an investigator of all things paranormal and mysterious, is that its premise is based on real life.
Stranger Things was originally named Montauk, its namesake the enigmatic fishing village-turned-hosh-posh diva-land on the easternmost tip of Long Island, and shares many parallels with long-rumored tales of covert military experiments and telekinetic torture, among much more. It’s a strange place, for sure, and becomes even stranger once you learn about its foreboding past—and some believe, present.
What will Season Two have in store?
Surely those leeches squiggling out of Will Byers mouth, the faceless creature’s cracked birth-egg in the Upside-Down realm, and Hopper leaving some baked treats in that box in the woods alludes to some really mind-blowing scenes.
Netflix’s trailer hints at nine episodes: “Madmax,” “The Boy Who Came Back To Life,” “The Pumkin Patch,” “The Palace,” “The Storm,” “The Pollywog,” “The Secret Cabin,” “The Brain” and “The Lost Brother.”
Will the Duffer Brothers delve further into the forced telekinetic torture/espionage wrought upon 11 in Season One? Will other faceless beings in the Upside-Down emerge to assume the bloody throne left in the wake of Season One’s Montauk Monster-esque beast’s epic demise? Will this new collection of twists and turns entail more explicit parallels to the otherworldly cataclysms rumored to have taken place—and possibly still be going on—at Montauk’s so-called “Camp Hero” and the former “Camp Upton”!? (More on those in another post.)
If Season One is any indication, Stranger Things Season Two will be absolutely phenomenal.
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Main Art: Netflix Stranger Things Season Two is coming in 2017! Stranger Things’ fictional town Hawkins, Indiana and its paranormal and psychokinetic scenarios share striking similarities to local lore surrounding Camp Hero (L) in Montauk, NY and Brookhaven National Laboratory (R) in Upton, NY, both on Long Island, NY. (Photos: Wikimedia Commons and Brookhaven National Laboratory)