The time is nearly here for fans to return to the pop culture phenomenon that took over last summer and hasn't let up.
Releasing the trailer on Friday the 13th is perfectly in line with the marketing of Stranger Things 2 to this point, particularly with the first trailer utilizing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to awesome effect (and a lot of money, apparently).
Interestingly, it looks like the Duffer Brothers have changed all but one episode title ("The Pollywog") since previous year.
Last year, S U R V I V E's Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein said they'd be shocked if the Duffer Brothers went with someone else to make the music for Stranger Things Season Two. Will was rescued from the Upside Down by Sheriff Hopper and his mom, Joye, but it appears that the Upside Down isn't ready to quit him just yet. The Netflix Original not only pays homage to '80s pop culture, Stranger Things actually lives up to its predecessors and deserves a place next to them on the shelf.
"It's all connected to this singular threat, which is tied into this shape that Will sees in the sky".
"The Palace" is a little trickier, as is "The Storm", (unless you take it literally, of course), but "The Pollywog" definitely seems to hint at a new monster. All the while, a woman's voice is reading off what sounds like directions for opening a combination lock, as arrows flash on the screen. The "Stranger Things" version follows the same formula, giving startling glimpses of people in creepy Halloween masks, scared scientists huddling together, a flashlight shining into a tunnel and other quick tidbits from the Netflix show.
With just two weeks to go before the show's Oct. 27 return, the 44-second trailer that dropped on Wednesday (Oct. 11) is built on a series of quick-cut images that ask the simple question, "What is she trying to say?"