Stranger Things has taken the streaming world by storm and continues to earn praise and accolades from its fan base. With the recent release of season 2 just a few weeks ago, the series is once again the buzz of the internet.
The Netflix series, which draws its inspiration from early 80s nostalgia, stepped up the callbacks and Easter eggs during its second season. Fans of classic horror films and stories were able to pick up on a ton of references throughout the second season. In fact, the series drew particular inspiration from horror icon and all around legendary writer Stephen King. Just to point out a few of the obvious, there are clear references or tributes to King’s Stand By Me, Carrie and particularly in season 2, IT.
So, what does the man himself think of all of these homage references to some of his greatest works? Turns out, Stephen King is totally digging the series, just like the rest of us!
King took to Twitter last week after completing his very own binge-watching marathon of Stranger Things season 2. He posted, “STRANGER THINGS 2: Ladies and gentlemen, that’s how you do it: no bullsh*t, balls to the wall entertainment. Straight up.”
STRANGER THINGS 2: Ladies and gentlemen, that’s how you do it: no bullshit, balls to the wall entertainment. Straight up.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 9, 2017
Seriously, is there any higher praise than that? Kudos to the Duffer Brothers for gaining King’s approval! If you haven’t seen the series yet, all episodes of Stranger Things are currently streaming on Netflix right now! If you have watched season 2 of the series, we want to hear from you! What did you think of Stranger Things season 2? Sound off in the comment section below!
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