– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We still have over a month until Netflix is graced with the presence of Stranger Things Season 2, but the streaming service is taking advantage of that time to get fans hyped. In addition to the trailer we got at Comic-Con, and the various other bits of marketing, they’re also encouraging fans to look back on previous episodes on #StrangerThursdays.

On Thursday, they took to Twitter to share a brand new poster for the series that showcases Hopper from Season 1. If it looks both old and familiar to you, you’re not alone, as the poster is a carbon copy of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger pic The Running Man, which was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Check them both out below!

Of course, this is all in keeping with the spirit of Stranger Things. It may technically be a dark horror series, but it’s also a love letter to all the great pop culture elements of the 1980s. For example, we know that the kids dress up as Ghostbusters on Halloween, and the latest trailer from San Diego Comic-Con had nods to the arcade game Dragon’s Lair — not to mention that the whole thing was set to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

All in all, this is another effective way that Netflix has been keeping things alive during the off-season of the show. Plus, with Season 2 on the horizon, there are worse things to be doing than brushing up on everything that happened last season.

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SOURCE: Netflix (via Twitter)

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.