– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Netflix continues the barrage of marketing for the latest season of their hit series Stranger Things. Just today, they released a brand new smart phone game that you can download now, but in addition to they’ve also released a brand new video teaser that continues its deep dive into the ’80s.

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It starts off with a recap, done in the style of one of those terrifying conspiracy theory videos. As someone who grew up enjoying TV programs with deep-voiced narrators and farfetched theories with terrifying implications, it’s one that very much resonated with me. It then continued on, implying that the events in Stranger Things could have inadvertently been responsible for other “strange events” happening all over the country.

Obviously, it’s all done in good fun, as a lot of things are with the marketing. We definitely respect where they’re coming from, but I continue to wonder if they’re pushing things too far with all the ‘80s references.

Do we really need all these connections to that bygone and beloved era? While we understand that the marketing hand works completely separately from the actual filmmakers, we can’t help but worry that the filmmakers may have misunderstood what made the first season so special.

Hopefully when Stranger Things 2 hits, I’ll realize I’m incredibly wrong.

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SOURCE: Netflix

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.