Netflix’s Stranger Things has become a huge success. When the eight-part series dropped onto Netflix on July 15, people immediately gobbled it up. Then they watched it again, not just because they loved it so much, but because they were trying to spot all the ’80s references in a television series that is just, basically, an eight-hour long tribute to the great Stevens of the ’80s — Spielberg and King.
Some fans have been busy wondering if the special appeal of Stranger Things is just because of ’80s nostalgia. Others still got excited when Netflix released a special 360-degree special cut of a pivotal scene in Stranger Things. And then there are those who are already turning parts of Stranger Things into geek culture. Take for example the Christmas lights that Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) uses to try and contact her son, Will (Noah Schnapp).
Last week a GIF quickly circulated on social media with what looked like a legitimate cut from an episode of Stranger Things. That is, until you actually read the message the lightbulbs were lighting up.
Already people are organizing how to convert Joyce’s version of a Ouija board into their Halloween display. Some are even trying to work out how to have it interactive so that trick-or-treaters can ask their wall questions. However, if you can’t wait until Halloween, there is now a cool message-maker so fans can make up their own messages and send them to friends via the the Stranger Things Christmas lights Ouija board. An example can been seen here.
You do need to be create though, as there is no punctuation involved with the message board. Also, for some reason, the creator decided not to include a light for the letter “Z.” However, the options outside of this means hours of entertainment can be had among fans of Stranger Things. Fans of funky ’80s decor, though, will lament the absence of the floral wallpaper from the TV series.
As yet, there has been no official confirmation about Stranger Things returning for Season 2 on Netflix, however, the creators behind the show, the Duffer Brothers, already have some plot ideas geared up if a Season 2 is confirmed. Fans would have noticed some of these potential plot ideas for Season 2 in the few short plot lines left hanging in the Season 1 finale of Stranger Things.
What sort of messages are you planning to send with the Stranger Things lightbulb message maker? Let us know (or share the link) in the comments below.
Season 1 of Stranger Things is currently available on Netflix. The synopsis for the show is below.
“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors, and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director.
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