Stranger Things Gives Even More '80s Nostalgia Re-Imagined as an Old-School Video Game
David and Henry Dutton recreated the hit Netflix show for the YouTube channel CineFix as if it were an 8-bit video game
While most movies and television series work meticulously to bring us exciting new technology, part of Stranger Things‘ charm was its old-school nostalgia. Now the show has been reimagined as a ’80s-style video game, and it’s going to take you back in time.
Animators David and Henry Dutton recreated the hit Netflix show for the YouTube channel CineFix as if it were an 8-bit video game, following everything from Will’s disappearance to Eleven’s makeover to the battling the Demogorgon.
The humorous retelling also includes Eleven’s impressive van flip and her journey to the Upside-Down. Even the opening credits and soundtrack get the classic video game treatment.
CineFix has previously created other “8-bit cinema” recreations for movies like The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Stranger Things has already been greenlit for season two, and the anticipation is already hard to handle. The creators, the Duffer brothers, did reveal there are four new characters popping up the next time we visit Mike and the gang. “There’s going to be a lot of new and interesting dynamics that we didn’t see in season 1,” says Matt Duffer. There are nine titles in the recently released teaser, including one called “The Lost Brother.” Perhaps that is one of the new characters?
A premiere date has not yet been set for Stranger Things season 2.