quote:Mocht je wel eens met nostalgische gevoelens terugdenken aan de tiener-avonturenfilms uit de jaren 80, dan heeft Netflix vanaf juli iets leuks voor je: Stranger Things. Van deze achtdelige avonturenserie mag FOK! alvast een paar eerste beelden laten zien.
Stranger Things wordt door de makers, de Duffer brothers, die ook meewerkten aan Wayward Pines, omschreven als een 'liefdesbrief aan de klassiekers uit de jaren 80'. De serie vertelt over de verdwijning van een jongen uit Hawkins, Indiana in 1983. Terwijl vrienden, familie en de lokale politie naar antwoorden zoeken, belanden ze in een mysterie vol geheime overheidsexperimenten, angstaanjagende bovennatuurlijke krachten en een vreemd klein meisje.
quote:“We have so much nostalgia and love for this era. We really wanted to see something on television that was in the vein of the classic films we loved growing up: the Spielbergs, the John Carpenters, as well as the novels of Stephen King. And to us, what makes all of these stories so great to us -- and so resonant -- is that they all explore that magical point where the ordinary meets the extraordinary. When we were growing up, we were just regular kids, living in the suburbs of North Carolina, playing Dungeons and Dragons with our nerdy friends. But when we watched these films and read these books, we felt transported. Suddenly our lives had the potential for adventure -- maybe tomorrow we would find a treasure map in the attic, maybe my brother would vanish into the TV screen. We really want to capture that feeling with Stranger Things. We want to bring that feeling to people who grew up on those films -- and we also want to bring it to a whole new generation.” -- Matt Duffer
quote:Matt adds, “What’s fun about the show is that it’s a bit of a rollercoaster - it has a little bit of everything. We follow three different generations: kids, teens, and adults. We like to think of each of these generations as existing in a different 80s universe. The adults are in a Spielberg film -- these imperfect individuals who slowly but inevitably come to realize that something very extraordinary is taking place around them. The teens are in an 80s horror film like Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street, where the pains of high school and the loss of innocence is juxtaposed with supernatural evil. And the kids are in a Stephen King novel, like Stand by Me or It: nerdy outsiders from a small town who have to band together to face this terrifying horror.”
Te zien op Netflix vanaf 15 juli.quote:Hovering quietly in the small town of Hawkins is the government facility, Hawkins Laboratory. According to Shawn Levy, “no one is quite clear on what they do there.” The townspeople assume it has something to do with the Cold War - being the early 80s. “It’s revealed that the testing there is not overall aboveboard, nor is it within the parameters of what is known or considered acceptable or possible,” says Levy. Overseeing the testing is Dr. Brenner, played by Matthew Modine who has good intentions but whose actions don’t reflect that. The testing reveals supernatural abilities with Eleven (Millie Brown).