1. Darrin Hill

    The majority of the whole series plays homage to E.T. From the beginning to the end and everything in-between. Why did you leave it out? Divorced Parents. A kid looking for something else out there, on the verge of puberty. Dungeons and Dragons opening both the movie and the series…bicycle scenes, walkie talkie, wig scene, sling shot scene, faking sick scene, government agents tracking the kids down, etc, etc.

    July 28, 2016 at 5:40 am
    1. admin

      ACK! We mentioned E.T. as a big influence, but we missed it on the list. Thanks for pointing that out. It’s on there now and is also in the collage.

      July 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm
  2. Cyndi

    It had the feel of Stephen Kng’s “Silver Bullet” to me also. A fave of my youth.

    August 15, 2016 at 4:25 am
  3. Jonny

    Soundtrack like SCANNERS & PHANTASM…. Two of my faves as a teenager

    August 25, 2016 at 6:03 am
  4. Epsilon V

    Guillermo del Toro, and specifically Pan’s Labrynth.

    The Duffer Bros., have specifically mentioned him and his films as influence and storyline.

    (GDT loved Stranger Things, by the way.)

    September 7, 2016 at 8:45 am
  5. Hank Faleski

    I loved every minute of it having grown up with all these other movies that it takes from. The cast was superb with both adults and kids turning in fine performances. I watched all 8 episodes in 3 days. I hope to see a season 2 but I will miss El. Or will I ?

    September 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm

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