TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
There are many possible homages to the Silent Hill (1999) series of games on the show, particularly the game Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008). In addition to the similarities of the dark "Otherworld" of Silent Hill and the "Upside-Down" (both mirroring the real world, but decrepit and filled with a haze and falling flakes like ash), there are also living portals in inanimate walls, one of which an agent "Shepherd" tears into so he may pass through, just as the character Alex Shepherd does in Homecoming. Mike's (Finn Wolfhard) family share the same last name with Deputy Wheeler from the same game. Elle (El) (Millie Bobby Brown) is a prominent character in Silent Hill: Homecoming. An "Eleanor Gillespie" is mentioned in Stranger Things; the Gillespies are a crucially important family in the Silent Hill mythos (and Alessa Gillespie is a telekinetic little girl who spends most of her life in a hospital). The actor Finn Wolfhard (Finn Wolfhard) bears an uncanny resemblance to Alex Shepherd's little brother, Joshua.
Eleven is unfamiliar with the word "friend" until Mike tells her what it means. When she is being led to the Sensory Deprivation Chamber by Dr Brenner, he tells her that all the scientists are "friends"
The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits.
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