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Nihil Obstat
2 hours ago, LittleWaySoul said:

I've been hearing great things, but I'm hesitant to watch because it seems a bit creepy. How accurate is this assessment?

It is creepy. Think creepy like an old school monster movie. Or like the film Halloween. Not Exorcist creepy.

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LittleWaySoul
6 hours ago, Nihil Obstat said:

It is creepy. Think creepy like an old school monster movie. Or like the film Halloween. Not Exorcist creepy.

I haven't seen those, but that's good to hear-- I have difficulty with demons-creepy. Maybe I'll check it out someday or watch with a friend!

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Nihil Obstat

The way I would describe it is as being very much a mix of Stand By Me, E.T., The Goonies, and The Thing. And that feeling of being a combination of those films is quite intentional.

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LittleWaySoul
2 hours ago, Nihil Obstat said:

The way I would describe it is as being very much a mix of Stand By Me, E.T., The Goonies, and The Thing. And that feeling of being a combination of those films is quite intentional.

Huh. I might check it out, see how it goes! Like I said, I've seen pretty unanimous approval of this show across the board. 

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<3 PopeFrancis

Has anyone watched American Horror Stories  I watch a couple when I go to a friend's.  No way I'd watch it alone.  Sometimes these kind of movies that are creepy when your alone are hilarious when you are with friends and vice versa.

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truthfinder

Can any give me the brief premise of what Stranger Things is about? I've heard so many people talking about it but I don't have a clue what it's about

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LittleWaySoul
1 hour ago, truthfinder said:

Can any give me the brief premise of what Stranger Things is about? I've heard so many people talking about it but I don't have a clue what it's about

The trailers do a good job of giving a premise without spoiling it (IMHO), but essentially it's a love letter of sorts to 80s horror movies. Here's my attempt at an intro premise:

A boy named Will goes missing in a small town and a morher's frantic search for him takes a turn no one could have expected. The boy's friends find a strange girl in the woods. Is she tied to Will's disappearance? 

It's more sci-fi/monster-horror than demon/serial-killer horror, so I think that's why it was a tolerable level of scariness for me. It's definitely creepy, but the story and acting are excellent. I loved all of the characters. 

Creepier trailer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XWxyRG_tckY

Dramatic trailer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b9EkMc79ZSU

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Nihil Obstat

I think some people overstate the creepy aspects. They are there, but it is more a mystery/thriller.

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Maximilianus

I started watching it because of this thread.  2 episodes in. I would give it a 4 out of 10 in the creepy/scary factor. 7 out of 10 in nostalgia factor.

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