The 2017 Comic-Con International ends today, and, as always, the event was packed with teasers, trailers, and sneak peaks. Among he most anticipated was this trailer for the second season of Stranger Things.
It doesn’t disappoint.
We’re back in the 80s again, a year after the action of last summer’s breakout hit.
Arcades! Dragon’s Lair! Reagan/Bush! Winona Ryder! Ghostbusters! Thriller! Shorts that were actually, you know, short.
It even has Memphis sheets!*
Sequels are always tricky. Can the Stranger Things recapture the charm and magic of the original?
We’ll find out on 27 October 2017, when Netflix will make the whole series available for streaming.
To Be Stuck Here Inside of Mobile, with These Memphis Sheets Again
*Well, sort of. The sheets you can see at the 3:03 mark are certainly reminiscent of the Memphis designs that were ubiquitous in the mid-80s, but I don’t think they’re the original item. This is just another subtle Stranger Things 80s homage.
You can see real Memphis sheets on Grady’s bed at the beginning of this scene from 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. (AKA the gay one.)
“Memphis,” btw, doesn’t have anything to do with the city in Egypt. It was the name of a Milan design group, and had a style that heavily influenced New Wave graphics. Apparently, it’s making a comeback this year.
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