A gripping Stranger Things broadens its danger and its genre influences

Stranger Things has proven itself adept at crafting scenes of dread rich in horror and sci-fi allusions without letting its inspirations overwhelm the show’s own distinctive style. It’s managed to turn initially sketched-out characters into a portrait of early-’80s small-town life that’s believable even when…

Stranger Things' Nancy, Steve, and Billy on the show's high stakes second season

The second season of Netflix’s nostalgia-drenched hit series Stranger Things is here, and in classic sequel fashion, the stakes are higher than ever with something bigger and more sinister threatening the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Still, the cast tells us, making the second season didn’t really feel all that…

Who would the cast of Stranger Things trust to protect them in the Upside Down?

The second season of Netflix’s hit, nostalgia-drenched series Stranger Things is almost upon us, and early reviews have only heightened our anticipation. We recently sat down with a few of Hawkins High School’s finest—Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, and Dacre Montgomery—to see who they’d trust to protect them in a trip to…

Stranger Things’ Steve is Ferris Bueller in an elaborate new Domino’s ad

If you’ve ever wanted to watch Steve from Stranger Things reenact Ferris Bueller’s Day Off while shilling for Domino’s Pizza, then boy oh boy, is today your lucky day. Chicago actor/Ben Schwartz lookalike Joe Keery is the new face of an elaborate Domino’s campaign that brings a little Ferris Bueller spirit to its…

Steve from Stranger Things and Parks & Rec’s Jean-Ralphio met up for some father-son bonding time

Today, in things the internet made happen with its terrible psychic powers: Stranger Things’ Steve Harrington and Parks & Rec’s Jean-Ralpio Saperstein—the subject of a popular meme suggesting that the former is actually the latter’s dad—met up in person for some family bonding time. The pair—or, rather, actors Joe…

Pick a side: Jonathan and Steve from Stranger Things are both in bands

Suggesting that the love triangle that brews throughout the Netflix hit’s first season could be resolved with a good old-fashioned drum-off, various outlets have noticed that there’s a lot of musical talent floating around Hawkins, Indiana, the setting of this summer’s breakout hit Stranger Things. Active Googlers…