Can’t wait until midnight? Not to worry. Netflix officially released the first eight minutes of one of the creepiest shows coming to your TV — get ready to be scared of the new, eight-episode series, ‘Stranger Things.’ Watch here!
It’s Nov. 6, 1983 in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, and it’s not looking so good. Netflix’s Stranger Things is described as “a love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80s,” and involves long hallways, flashing lights, and creepy little boys. The story is about a young boy — the son of Winona Ryder‘s Joyce who disappears. While the town searches for answers, they find many things they didn’t expect and weren’t ready for.
In the first eight minutes, you meet the group of main boys in the town who find out about the disappearance and do some serious investigating of their own.
The show was created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, who also worked on the creepiness that was Wayward Pines. But this one’s a little more horror-based.
“When we were developing the title sequence, I think we sent 30 paperback covers to the people who were making the title sequence. I think 20 of them were Stephen King,” Matt told Empire mag about the show. “We made a little notebook to help sell the show when we were pitching it and the cover of it was aesthetically modelled after a Stephen King book. I think we literally took the Firestarter paperback and put a picture of a bike on an empty road.”
Ross added that while Steven Spielberg‘s name is also getting thrown around (there’s a bit of an ET vibe going ong), it’s not a movie.
“We wanted it to feel like you’re sitting down and reading this big fat Stephen King book and that was exciting to us. Because this is something sprawling, we can tell this story over a much longer period of time than two hours,” Ross said. “So inherently it’s going to have a different texture and taste to it than, say, a Spielberg movie or what not, so that works for the Stephen King references that are coming in.”
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching? Stranger Things comes to Netflix at July 15 at midnight.