"These aren't nightmares. It's Happening." Today, Friday the 13th, experience the second and final trailer for the Netflix original series Stranger Things 2. The series launches globally October 27th on Netflix
It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
October is going to be all about Stranger Things. A free mobile game was launched earlier this month, taking on the classic SNES look. Stranger Things: The Game includes seven playable characters, six dungeons to explore and more than 30 quests to complete. Locations in the game include Mirkwood Forest, Hawkins Lab, and the home of Jim Hopper. There are also Eggos to find, two game modes, an unlockable trailer, and an update for the game expected to hit on October 27th, alongside season two of the show.
Prior to this latest trailer, Netflix debuted a new Stranger Things teaser video revealing the titles of the new episodes. MadMax is the name of the first episode reference to new character, Max, who arrives in Hawkins and captures the hearts of Dustin and Lucas, who will come to blows over her. Instead of The Boy Who Came Back to Life, the second episode is now called Trick or Treat Freak. The Pollywog is the third episode, and will cleverly riff on such 80s movies as Gremlins and Critters. The other new episode titles include Will the Wise, Dig Dug, and The Spy. Chapters 7 through 9 are having their titles withheld until their airdate to hold back any potential spoilers.
All throughout October, there will be cool toys and other merchandise hitting store shelves. Funko Pop has a new line of vinyl figures featuring new characters, and McFarlane Toys has some very details Eleven and Hopper figures that are must haves for fans. The first season of Stranger Things is finally hitting Blu-ray and DVD with Target releasing the show in collectable VHS packaging. There will also be cool new T-Shirts and other exciting items to pick up and share with your best friends.
It's not all fun and games when it comes to Stranger Things 2 though. Netflix knows it has a hit on its hands, and has decided to raise the subscription rate. Netflix subscribers will be charged $10.99 for its most popular plan, the "two-stream HD tier," where subscribers can stream in HD on up to two devices, a $1 increase from the $9.99 price. Netflix is also hiking up the price of its "family plan," the four stream HD tier that also includes Ultra HD 4K content, from $11.99 a month to $13.99 a month. This is happening in the month of October as new Stranger Things episodes get ready for their big debut.
So, open up that wallet and get ready. Here's your exciting final look at Stranger Things Season 2 thanks to Netflix. We can all breath a little bit easier now that Eleven is back. But don't get too comfortable, the nightmare is just beginning.