Total Nerd '80s Inspired Stranger Things Posters  

Mick Jacobs
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List Rules Vote up the posters that take you back in time to the '80s.

Prepare to find yourself falling into the upside down with this collection of '80s inspired Stranger Things promotional posters. One of the most appealing aspects of Stranger Things lies in its homages to classic tropes of the '80s. The group of ragtag misfits draws obvious inspiration from The Goonies, El's blonde wig references E.T.'s memorable disguise, and Barb's red curls provide a touch of Molly Ringwald, the ultimate '80s film icon. All these references, from the overt ones to the smaller Easter Eggs, showcase the Duffer brothers' love for the films of this era, and their '80s inspired Stranger Things posters reveal this adoration directly impacts the project itself.

Stranger Things posters inspired by the '80s pay homage to some of the decade's most influential films. As other independent artists also realized, Stranger Things mash ups make for awesome visuals, and Netflix clearly thinks so too. Not to mention, these posters only make you all the more excited for the second season to finally drop. Now, instead of pouring over Stranger Things theories and predictions to pass the time, you can drool over these cinematic Stranger Things promo posters.


Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list '80s Inspired Stranger Things Posters
Photo: Netflix/Facebook

Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers, Bob Balaban, Lance Henriksen, + more

Initial Release: 1977

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Also Ranked

#26 on The Best '70s Movies

#64 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#8 on The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

#67 on Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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Jaws


Jaws is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list '80s Inspired Stranger Things Posters
Photo: Netflix/Facebook

Actors: Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, John Searle, + more

Initial Release: 1975

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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#6 on The Best '70s Movies

#7 on The Greatest Movie Themes

#59 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#5 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Firestarter


Firestarter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list '80s Inspired Stranger Things Posters
Photo: Netflix/Facebook

Actors: Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Louise Fletcher, + more

Initial Release: 1984

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Also Ranked

#18 on The Best Movies Based on Stephen King Books

#51 on The Best Movies of 1984

#7 on The Best Horror Movies About Evil Experiments

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Alien


Alien is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list '80s Inspired Stranger Things Posters
Photo: Netflix/Facebook

Actors: Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, + more

Initial Release: 1979

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Also Ranked

#14 on Which Horror Movie Scarred You Because You Saw It Way Too Young?

#10 on The Best '70s Movies

#35 on The Greatest Classic Sci-Fi Movies

#74 on The Greatest Movie Themes

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