33 Hidden Facts About Stranger Things and The Movies That Inspired It

33 Hidden Facts About Stranger Things and The Movies That Inspired It

Remember when everyone was bemoaning the fact that Game of Thrones marked the end of watercooler television? The entire online media industry seemed to be under the impression that we'd never, in a million years, ever watch the same thing and discuss it with our friends and co-workers ever again. Forget the fact that the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, is actually pretty heckin' good-- but the latest season of Stranger Things seemed to prove that finding some kind of common ground around a popular television show is as alive and well as ever, even if it looks a little different. 

We took a look at the original Stranger Things bible-- an early document that serves as a guiding light for the show-- to find interesting tidbits and learn more about our favorite residents of Hawkins, Indiana. Just as important to the show's origins, of course, are the 80s movies that inspired it. We gathered up some facts about those for good measure too! 

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