Stranger Things Writers Reveal 5 Movies That Connect to Season 4 in "Some Way or Another"
It was finally confirmed last month that Netflix's Stranger Things would be returning for a fourth season. While highly anticipated, the announcement didn’t give fans much to go on, however.
With fans clamoring for more, GamesRadar reports that the show's writers took to Twitter to satisfy our hunger for clues. On the Stranger Writers account, they announced that they'd be launching "Video Store Fridays," in which they'll reveal five new movies each week that "relate in some way or another to season four."
Five movies discussed this week:
- The Peanut Butter Solution
- The Fisher King
- Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
- You’ve Got Mail
- Ordinary People— Stranger Writers (@strangerwriters) October 11, 2019
The writers then posted the first five films, as seen above, and they are as random as you’d expect them to be.
As GamesRadar points out, The Fisher King (1991) and Ordinary People (1980) deal with characters navigating big-city life after dealing with traumatic events, which could speak to the Byers and Eleven living in a new place after losing Hopper. The Peanut Butter Solution is a fantasy horror that involves the abuse of children, much like elements of Stranger Things, particularly Eleven’s early treatment. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey is definitely reminiscent of the fantasy-meets-the-'80s vibe that's a hallmark of the series.
Lastly, You’ve Got Mail, the classic romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, seems like the most peculiar title on the list. In the film, the two characters fall in love by chatting online, which could possibly be a nod to Hopper still being alive and sending messages to Joyce through lights from the Upside Down, much like Will did in the first season. Too much of a stretch?
I guess fans will have to keep their eyes glued to Twitter to see if any more of these hints start to make more sense!