To wait until the second season of ‘Stranger Things’ exclusively on NETFLIX, just before Halloween, the favorite series of the streaming provider disclosed posters directly referring to great science fiction and horror films of the 80s.

The official Twitter account of the series has launched a promotional concept called #StrangerThursdays, creating many posters, unveiled since a few weeks, that have obvious clues related to the aesthetics of the show. So you’re able to see that some typographies of the headlines have been judiciously recreated, some positions of models are identical, similar productions, colors and background decorations with the same atmosphere. But all of this with an extreme meticulousness making these posters sometimes better than the original ones. There is a lot of inspiration from films like ‘Alien’, ‘Evil Dead’, ‘Firestarter’, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ (Freddy), ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, ‘The Goonies, (with the hero who plays in season 2), ‘The Running Man’, ‘Jaws’ or ‘Stand by me’. The choice of films used is judiciously chosen, referring to the story of ‘Stranger Things’. Ross and Matt Duffer (directors) have reported that this season will look a bit more horrible with the spirit of Freddy (the nightmares taken as a parallel world) and Alien (monsters from outerspace that infest the town of Hawkins) . We’ll update this article according to the new posters. Don’t forget to check the last trailer and the free 8-bit game.

Looking forward to October 27th, here is our comparison system with details. So, see by yourselves the many similarities. It’s worth it! Don’t forget to move the pointer at the center, by the right to the left.

Alien

Direction: Ridley Scott
Production: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
Starring: Sigourney Weaver
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Distribution: 20th Century Fox
Release date: May 25, 1979

Comparisons

Title: strong, white & sans-serif
Central element: special egg
Below: mist with special floor

Background: black

Original trailer

Evil Dead

Direction: Sam Raimi
Production: Robert Tapert
Starring: Bruce Campbell
Music: Joseph LoDuca
Distribution: New Line Cinema
Release date: October 15, 1981

Comparisons

Title: strong, grey/white & techno/square
Central element: a woman half in the ground with a monster hand that holds her
special thing: the woman claws the ground

Background: ground & night

Original trailer

Firestrater

Direction: Mark L. Lester
Production: Frank Capra, Jr., Martha Schumacher
Starring: Drew Barrymore
Music: Tangerine Dream
Distribution: Universal Pictures
Release date: May 11, 1984

Comparisons

Title: strong, serif
Central element: a little girl with light hair and a piercing look
special thing: hair in the wind, in high 

Background: nothing

Original trailer

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Direction: Wes Craven
Production: Robert Shaye
Starring: Johnny Depp
Music: Charles Bernstein
Distribution: New Line Cinema
Release date: November 9, 1984

Comparisons

Title: strong Script Calligraphy and sans-serif
Central element: a large hand over the head of a teenager
special thing: hand from a monster

Background: nothing

Original trailer

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Direction: Steven Spielberg
Production: Julia Phillips
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss
Music: John Williams
Distribution: Columbia Pictures
Release date: November 16, 1977

Comparisons

Title: no
Central element: a young boy who looks out something mysterious
special thing: the lights and the open door

Backgroundinside a house

Original trailer

The Goonies

Direction: Richard Donner
Production: Harvey Bernhard
Starring: Sean Astin
Music: Dave Grusin
Distribution: Warner Bros
Release date: June 7, 1985

Comparisons

Title: a pirate writing with a skeleton head on the “i”
Central element: a group of children
special thing: they are in a particular position

Background: no

Original trailer

Running Man

Direction: Paul Michael Glaser
Production: George Linder
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Music: Harold Faltermeyer
Distribution: TriStar Pictures
Release date: November 13, 1987

Comparisons

Title: strong, sans-serif and red
Central element: face of the hero in close-up
special thing: black and white color in the middle, running men

Background: black

Original trailer

JAWS

Direction: Steven Spielberg
Production: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown
Starring: Roy Scheider
Music: John Williams
Distribution: Universal Pictures
Release date: June 20, 1975

Comparisons

Title: strong, sans-serif and red
Central element: horizon of water, a person on the surface
special thing: a big monster below

Background: sky & water

Original trailer

Stand by me

Direction: Rob Reiner
Production: Bruce A. Evans, Andrew Scheinman
Starring: Wil Wheaton
Music: Jack Nitzsche
Distribution: Columbia Pictures
Release date: August 22, 1986

Comparisons

Title: manuscrit in red & blu color
Central element: a group of children in the center
special thing: a child on the left, on the right, the speed

Background: no

Original trailer