Martin Pazos

Analysis of Stranger Things 4, a dark, dark and violent season

The first 4 episodes of the new season of stranger things leave two certainties. The first, that the protagonists they have grown up and are already teenagers with almost adult preoccupations; the second, that science fiction remained like an echo in the background for give way to a violent and dark terror.

The series, flagship of Netflix, this time turns to a story that puts each of its protagonists in real danger. If before the fear was much more general because of everything that was happening in the town of Hawkins, now the risk is individual, desperate and intriguing in each of the boys.

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What is “Stranger Things 4” about?

Six months have passed since the Battle of the Shopping Starcourt in Hawkins and the group of friends try to rebuild their lives separately. Fully immersed in high school, they live through days that are vulnerable both because of what is happening at school and because of the threat hanging over them.

Official trailer for the fourth season of Stranger Things, which will be released on Netflix in May.

Slowly, each on their own, they discover the terrible mystery of a new villain who seems to be emerging. From the other side and puts everyone in danger, once again.

The series is once again directed by winona ryder (Joyce Byers) David Harbor (Jim Hopper) Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), finn werewolf (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson) Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) and Sadie sink (Max Mayfield).

They also work Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler) charlie heaton (Jonathan Byer) Joe Keery (Steve Harington) mayan falcon (Robin Buckley), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair) Brett Gelman (Muray), beautiful face (Karen Wheeler) Matthew Modine (Dr Brenner) and, this year, is also part of the cast Robert Englundfamous for being Freddy Kruger.

Why did it take so long for Stranger Things 4 to come out?

it was very complicated the filmmakers to complete the filming of the 9 episodes of the new season. The difficulties they encountered must have done, more than anything, with the pandemic.

The fourth season of “Stranger Things” premieres on May 27. (Picture: Netflix)

The previous season was in 2019, so on paper, in 2020, it was thought that they would have at least finished the new chapters. None of this happened because The COVID 19 outbreak has changed all plans.

We had to rethink the scripts, the plots, the narrative arcs and several of the central axes of each character. In this way, the producers were able to finish filming later.

What references to other fiction has “Stranger Things 4”

Without going into the plot details that generate spoilers, the articulation of the episodes of the new season of stranger things it seems go parallel to what was happening with the supernatural horror genre in the 80s.

The authors, who had put science fiction and fantasy at the center, this time turned around: the purest gore, violence and horror appear on the stage. With the kick he gave fighting spiritin 1982, this subgenre peaked in popularity in movie coves during the second half of the 80s.

The classic figure of Freddy Krueger.  (Photo: New Line Cinema)
The classic figure of Freddy Krueger. (Photo: New Line Cinema)

Therefore, in stranger things are represented many of these movies in some references or direct quotes Hellraiser, the pact; masters of the universe Is Nightmare 4, the master of dreams, are mixed between the subframes. The latter also has an addition: Robert Englundwho played the villain of Freddy Krueger, He has a key role in the series.

But those aren’t the only screenshots for moviegoers. There are also moments of tributes to The club of five and a very strong spirit in the teen movies of John Hughes from the 80s.

The authors also extended their cinephilia by other spectacular lifts by showing, in certain fragments, a certain reminiscence sui generis a The Society of the Poet of Death and many of those university lodge plots that were circulating at that time.

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in "The silence of the innocent".  (Photo: Orion Pictures)
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. (Photo: Orion Pictures)

The Hellfire Club It’s an example. Based on reality, since its name was taken from several exclusive high-society clubs established in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century, the origin of the series comes from the comics of wonder. In the comics, it’s a fictional lodge of impressionable people who clash with the x-men.

At the same time madness also enters the game: there seems to be a mark of Trapped with no way outthe film we remember well with Jack Nicholsonand a direct quote to Hannibal Lecterthe cannibal who helps FBI detective Clarice Starling in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.

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This Year’s Stranger Things Proposal Works much more than in other seasons. Its tonic, more serious, is a positive point. The passage of time, which at the beginning was a complexity for its realization, ended up being key: the maturity of its protagonists worked in its favor.


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