Netflix has embraced the sweet nostalgia surrounding its monster hit series Stranger Things. First, the company released mash-up movie posters for the upcoming second season of its hit paranormal thriller. Now Netflix is taking it one step further by releasing a romantic comedy re-cut of Stranger Things.
Showing how hilarity can come from selective editing and a change of soundtrack, the recut transforms the brooding adventure of adolescents in 1980s Indiana into a high school rom-com by focusing on the Steve/Nancy/Will’s-older-brother-whose-name-I can-never-remember-LOL-jk-I-just-Googled-it-and-it’s-Jonathan love triangle.
It’s all a great nod to that classic re-cut trailer of The Shining, another work of horror where the humor comes from the juxtaposition of light-hearted laughs with the work’s actual undercurrent of dread and terror.
Having Nancy wield a gun a handful of times doesn’t hurt, either.
Get excited because we get to see how this love triangle in the Upside Down has evolved when Stranger Things 2 hits Netflix on Friday, October 27.