Netflix’s new creation is an incredible tribute to the greatest decade of them all: the 1980s.
The entire series is a throwback to the eighties.
Ten minutes into the first episode, you’re going to feel like you did watching Nickelodeon on Saturday mornings.
And it’s full of references from the eighties and nineties.
From obvious things like the cultural touchstones that get mentioned in the series (Poltergeist! Dungeons and Dragons!) to more subtle ones, like the similarities of the score with those of John Carpenter movies, or scenes that are clearly influences visually by movies of the time like Alien³.
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Speaking of the score… Wow the score!
Synths dripping with dread, discordant choirs, pouding bells… all serve to create the perfect atmosphere for suspense and mystery.
The same goes for the soundtrack.
A mix of songs that place you perfectly in that era which also fit perfectly in every scene. You know you always wanted to watch a love scene with “Africa” from Toto playing over it.