Total Nerd '80s Inspired Stranger Things Posters  

Mick Jacobs
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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

#58 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#26 on The Best '70s Movies

#36 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#51 on The Best Movies for Boys to Watch

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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

Also Ranked

#9 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#62 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#61 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

#6 on The Greatest Movie Themes

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

Actors: Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Lin Shaye, + more

Initial Release: 1984

Directed by: Wes Craven

Also Ranked

#98 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#91 on The Greatest Movie Themes

#6 on The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

#49 on The Greatest Movies of the 1980s, Ranked

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The Goonies


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

Actors: Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Joe Pantoliano, Martha Plimpton, + more

Initial Release: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

Also Ranked

#87 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#21 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#28 on The Best Movies for Kids

#24 on The Greatest Movies of the 1980s, Ranked

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