If you haven’t been watching STRANGER THINGS on Netflix, you may do well to set aside a few hours to speed-watch what has been hailed as the MUST SEE TV SHOW of 2016, already being greenlit for a second season. Set in 1893 and centering around the supernatural events befalling a group of young boys and the town they live in, STRANGER THINGS is a veritable landslide of 80’s sci-fi and horror references, both auditory and visual, that it would make Tarantino blanch. It’s dark, well written, gritty, witty and above all, addictive (if you believe addicting is the word that should be used here, go kill yourself). So arcane are the homages to horror past, you will be awash in a sea of cult awesomeness. And luckily for us true cult aficionados, the two men helming this show, the writing/directing team of the Duffy Brothers, are doing so masterfully so that it takes being a true cult fanatic/genre junkie to fully recognize and enjoy them all. Bonus for the geeks among us. Example – the walkie talkies they use throughout the show are the exact same type of walkie talkies that were used by the kids in the Joe Dante, cult classic, “Explorers”. Too fucking epic, that. And so few and far between are new and fun creations that remain fresh whilst harkening back to so much you loved about cinema past, that this author should easily conclude that you do yourself a great disservice by not watching this thing ASAP!! Seriously, check it.
AND KEEP IT CULT.