Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Intro Is as Gloriously ‘80s as You Hoped
The wait for Netflix’s new Spielberg-infused Stranger Things is all-but ended, but since who wants to wait? If you weren’t sold enough on the ambitious-looking, Winona Ryder-starring thriller, the nostalgic-seeming opening credits might finally put Stranger Things over the mark.
IGN debuted the official look at Stranger Things’ opening credits, minus any of those pesky names and actual credits, if only to aid in its simplicity. Co-creator Ross Duffer explained the simplistic approach as an homage to similar titles like Goonies, Alien or Superman, adding:
What we liked about that is that so many title sequence on TV shows, they’re great, but it’s like they’re almost getting more and more elaborate. While that’s fun, as opposed to trying to one up that, I think it was important to go back like with the storytelling. What we fell in love with was the simplicity of this stuff and just going back to the simplicity of that.
Hitting Netflix on July 15, Stranger Things is executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, and Dan Cohen, and stars Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, and Millie Brown. Check out the full photos below, in addition to the first synopsis:
Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980’s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is a coming of age story for three boys that draws this quaint community into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.
You can check out the trailer for yourself below, and enjoy all episodes on July 15.