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“Stranger Things”: What Horror Movies Was Season 4 Based On?

The first part of the fourth season of “Stranger Things” premiered on Netflix last Friday (27) and its return has once again placed the series on Twitter trends and among the most viewed in the Top 10 of streaming. Famous for its strong connections with horror classics, the new sequel strongly bet on the premise and was based on at least six successes of the genre. Check out what they are below!

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Warning, the paragraphs below contain spoilers for “Stranger Things”!

Since its first season, Stranger has been based on famous films in pop culture. In the case of horror productions, the series uses the modus operandis of villains to develop the saga, honoring and connecting with the franchises. Among the films of this season, for example, there are strong references to Freddy Krueger, from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, and JigSaw, from “Saw”. For those who know the franchises, remember that Krueger kills in dreams and that JigSaw wants to punish people for their mistakes – familiar aspects in the current season of “Stranger Things”.

Two other productions connected to the series are “Halloween” and “The Exorcist“. In the first, well-known serial killer Michael Myers is named by Eddie’s uncle (Joseph Quinn) when he talks to Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) about Chrissy’s (Grace Van Dien) death. The second – considered a classic of classics – is mentioned by Robin (Maya Hawke), when the character is also with Nancy doing research in the library.

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Another hit that “Stranger Things” uses is “It: A Coisa”. In fact, when the film was released in 2017, it arrived with many similarities to the series, which was released a year earlier, in 2016. So, it is fair that now Netflix also takes advantage of the ideas of the feature, using, for example, the time interval for the new villain to appear (in “It” he appeared every 27 years, in “Stranger Things” everything indicates that it is every 30). Another reference is the exploration of the creatures’ “nest”; in the film the group of children visit Pennywise’s house, much like in the fourth season of Stranger.

Of course, it is worth mentioning that “It” is based on the Stephen King novel originally published in 1986. That is, both the film and the series actually follow the book, which is the precursor of the plots.

The sixth film that we decided to mention is, therefore, nothing new. “Ghostbusters” has already been in other seasons of “Stranger Things” with the actors, including, dressed as the characters of the long. Now again the classic has been introduced from an emblem on a Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) backpack.

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The second part of “Stranger Things” arrives on Netflix on July 1. Created by the Duffers Brothers, the fourth season is also based on the ideas of “Game of Thrones”, according to the creators themselves. “We kind of jokingly called our season of Game of Thrones because it’s so spread out, so I think that’s what’s unique or most unique about the season,” Matt Duffer told deadline. Find out more here!

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