Stranger Things 2 will debut this week and fans will finally reunite with Mike and the gang during the Halloween season of 1984. Dressing up as the Ghostbusters for their trick or treat adventure, their choice of costume is just one of what will certainly be many nods to 80s pop culture in the sequel season. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer recently told Entertainment Weekly that they first had to receive permission to use the costumes from Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd.
Matt Duffer explained that they had to speak with Reitman and Aykroyd as the pair needed to seek their approval to use the costumes in Stranger Things 2:
“[Reitman] said it was flattering. He read the scripts. He had seen the first season or at least had heard of it or pretended like he had. But they were really into being part of the show. Then they sent us all these Ghostbusters toys at the end of the shoot. That’s one of my top 5 most worn-out VHS tapes.”
Will you be tuning in to Stranger Things 2 this Halloween weekend? Share your thoughts below!
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
Stranger Things 2 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp. Newcomers include Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Brett Gelman, Dacre Montgomery, Linnea Berthelsen, and Sadie Sink.
Stranger Things 2 will premiere on Netflix this Friday, October 27.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
‘Stranger Things’: Top 11 Moments Of Season 1
Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things became an instant pop culture phenomenon after its debut last July. 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. Chances are you, or someone you know is completely obsessed with the show.
Now that we’ve seen the teaser, the wait is going to be even more arduous. To help fill the void as we begin the long wait for Stranger Things season 2, I’ve put together a list of the top 11 moments from the show.
Click Next to start the list! (FULL SPOILERS, OF COURSE)