I just finished watching all the eight episodes of the new Netflix series Stranger Things. I won’t write a lengthy review but I will say this. I loved it!
Not only is the story set in 1983 but the whole production, with just a few exceptions felt very 80s. And I say that in a good way. They somehow managed to stay clear of almost all of the usual 80s clichés. It’s like Steven Spielberg made a six and a half hour feature film based on a book by Stephen King and released it in the mid 80s.
Think movies like The Goonies, Stand by me and a bit of E.T.
Casting was good for the most part, with some surprisingly good acting here and there. I expect we will see more great things from Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) in the future. Oh and i just loooove the music in the opening credits – with those warm, fat analog Moog sounds, going straight into my soul. Just wonderful.
Here’s a very cool videogames related short film that is kicking around the net atm.
Check out this short film based on the short story “The Statement of Randolph Carter” by H.P. Lovecraft.
Check this out. Unknown Peruvian director Ricardo De Montreuil shot this impressive short film in downtown Los Angeles over a weekend. Total budget $5000. I think we will hear more about this talent in the near future.