I’m crying. I’m throwing up. Before I watched the last two episodes My friend told me to emotionally prepare myself for it. I was like yeah I know cause obviously something big was gonna happen. But wow wow wow. This show broke me. And knowing that there’s another season coming — I will probably need therapy when the next and final season is done. Beautifully heartbreaking and stressful. I now need to watch some standup or maybe some cartoons to recover because wow. Just warning you you will feel every emotion as if it’s real life.
So, the Duffer brothers have made it pretty clear that Eddie Munson, and the Satanic Panic storyline of season 4, is heavily inspired by the West Memphis 3 case, when Damien Echols and two other teens were convicted of killing three boys, mostly because Damien was a goth kid who liked Stephen King.
I was recently listening to a podcast about the case, and something else I thought was interesting was the name of one of the victims: Christopher Byers, the same last name as, of course, Will. Now, I haven't seen anything connecting Christopher and Will, at least in interviews with the Duffer brothers — only a Reddit thread that seemed to come up with the same connection way back in 2016 (as well as similar circumstances involving the West Memphis 3 victim disappearances and Will's):
I'm not sure if there's anything to gauge from this, beyond perhaps Will potentially being in continued trouble, but I just found it to be an interesting little tidbit.
So I’m sure all of you have seen the season 4 trailer for Stranger Things… And I’m pretty sure you also noticed all of the ridiculous 80’s themed haircuts. I don’t have beef with the 80’s but they did not have to do my good sis Eleven like that. I understand the boys having it rough because boys will definitely be boys, but this was a lot for me to take in. Eleven looks like a bad clone of Billy Ray Cyrus and I’m just ready to get to the 90s.
I guess my question is did they intentionally go for that? Or did the cast piss off the hair stylists?.. Either way I don’t like this. Thank you for coming to my ted talk.
We've got the Stranger Things 4 trailer and I'm very stressed for Max!
Is she going to be possessed by The Mind Flayer, like Billy was in ST 3? She's levitating by Billy's grave and she approaches that creepy grandfather clock that looks like it's busting from the Upside Down into Hawkins.
It also might not be the Mind Flayer since that would be too much of a repeat from last season. So it could be that really scary creature that's shown at the end (Reddit's saying it's Vecna from D&D and ep 2 is called "Vecna's Curse" ) that's taking over Max.
And while I was on Team Billy Is Dead, with such a focus on him in the trailer, I'm now coming over to the opinion that Dacre Montgomery could come back. Especially with that line, "Dear Billy, I don't know if you can even hear this." Perhaps the Vecna thing will lure Max in by pretending to be Billy in ep 4 "Dear Billy"?!
As if we didn't know this already, Eleven really needs to 1. get her powers back and 2. come back to Hawkins to save Max!
First off, I would like to applaud the Duffer Brothers for NOT pulling a Game of Thrones, and giving us an incredible season of Stranger Things after all this time. A few weeks ago, I figured I had moved on from the show and had assumed the worst, but now I’m obsessed all over again.
Secondly, I would like to applaud them for somehow casting child actors who grew into legitimately great adult actors. That seems SO difficult to do, and, yet, they’re all stars. Not a weak link among them.
Third, I’m most blown away by Sadie Sink this season, who is showing just how much she can do with a role that felt a little more one-note last season. She is absolutely amazing, especially in episode 4.
Can we just call the Emmy for her now?
I don't know about you, but I'm going to have to do a Stranger Things rewatch before the loooooooong-awaited Season 4 drops on May 27 because it's been almost THREE (!!) years since we were last with the Hawkins gang and I have forgotten just so much. To be fair, some, uh, things have happened in the world since 2019 and it pushed things out of my brain that I like, including Stranger Things. (This happened to me with Ozark, too.) I definitely remember a mall and a Mind Flayer, but everything else is a little foggy. Help! Am I the only one that needs a refresher? Either way, I'm excited to get reacquainted with the kids (well, grown kids now!) in a few weeks.
Much has been made this season about Vecna and his connection (or lack thereof) to music. We know that Max escaped thanks to Kate Bush (even though we can’t escape the song now), and Victor implied that music helped him escape his trance.
But, is it all a red herring?
At the Creel mansion, the music was playing before anyone had a chance to escape One. You would think if it were playing prior to the trance, that they would escape his spell altogether. It’s true that the music worked with Max, but is that because it actually is tied to your passion, versus just music itself?
Did Max escape Vecna because she was summoned by the thing she holds dear, music? And would that mean that everyone else has a different trigger, depending on their interest?
I could just see the music leading them all astray…
They just announced that Stranger Things season four will be dropped in two parts. The first part is coming on May 27 and the second is coming on July 1. And they said that every episode is going to be super sized so season four is going to be twice as long as season three and then they said that they are ending the show with season five. They are really going out with a bang. I am so excited!
This is spoiler-free, by the way! (I'm still not even done yet, so trying to avoid all the spoilers!)
So, I know Eddie is supposed to be a super senior, but I'm super distracted by just how old he looks. The actor who plays him, Joe Quinn, does a great job, but he's 29! I just keep thinking... why is this 40-year-old man hanging out with the youths?
The Duffer Brothers are revealing some hints about their stranger things spin-off, which, should be noted, is not yet confirmed or in production:
“There's a version of it developing in parallel [to season 5], but they would never shoot it parallel. I think actually we're going to start delving into that soon as we're winding down and finishing these visual effects, Matt and I are going to start getting into it."
Of course we don’t know what’s coming in season 5, but it means I’ll be watching out more…