Stranger Things Season 3 Promises to Be 'Grossest' Yet

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Netflix

Fans will have to wait nearly ​another year before they can ​return to Hawkins, Indiana and the world of Stranger Things. But, in the meantime, the Duffer Brothers have revealed some new secrets about what audiences can expect from the next season in their new book, Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down, which is available now.

One particularly exciting tidbit from the duo is that they promise the show's third season is going to be the "grossest" yet and will be inspired by horror legends John Carpenter and David Cronenberg. These influences point to a level of horror that might have viewers' stomachs turning.

"There are horror movies and horror masters that we haven't really paid tribute to as much in previous seasons that we are definitely going to get into this season," the Duffers say. Both Carpenter's The Thing and Cronenberg's The Fly reveled in gross body mutations and practical effects showing human bodies morphing into truly disgusting creatures. The combination of the Upside Down creatures of Stranger Things and classic '80s effects could lead to some of the hit series' most horrifying moments yet.

Stranger Things's next season will be set during the Summer of Love of 1985 and the Duffers say, "... the Hawkins pool is open for business. I think there'll be a sense of fun and joy."

However, that joy will quickly turn to terror—especially if the townspeople of Hawkins are going to suffer extreme mutations because of the malevolent Upside Down creatures.

Stranger Things's third season is expected to air in summer 2019.

The New Apple Watch SE Is Now Available on Amazon

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Apple/Amazon

Apple products are notorious for their high price tags. From AirPods to iPads to MacBooks, it can be difficult to find the perfect piece of tech on sale when you are ready to buy. Luckily, for those who have had their eye on a new Apple Watch, the Apple Watch SE is designed with all the features users want but at a lower starting price of $279— and they're available on Amazon right now.

The SE exists as a more affordable option when compared to Apple's new Series 6 line of watches. This less expensive version has many of the same functions of its pricier brethren, except for certain features like the blood oxygen sensor and electrical heart sensor. To make up for the truncated bells and whistles, the SE comes in at least $120 cheaper than the Series 6, which starts at $400 and goes up to $800. The SE comes with technical improvements on previous models as well, such as the fall detection, a faster processor, a larger screen, water resistance, and more.

Now available in 40mm ($279) and 44mm ($309), both SE models offer a variety of colors to choose from, such as sliver, space gray, and pink. If you want cellular connection, you’ll have to pay a bit more for the 40mm ($329) and the 44mm ($359).

For more, head to Amazon to see the full list of offerings from Apple.

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Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

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Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

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Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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