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‘Stranger Things’: Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro & More Tastemakers Reveal Obsession With Netflix Show

The masters of horror took to Twitter Sunday to praise the Duffer Brothers' Netflix series.

Stephen King

Stephen King


Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro wasted no time giving two thumbs up to Netflix’s newest original series “Stranger Things” on Sunday. The masters of horror both took to Twitter to voice their emphatic approval of the horror-thriller series, as did basically everyone who binge-watched the show and has a Twitter account.

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“STRANGER THINGS is pure fun. A+. Don’t miss it,” tweeted King. Del Toro wrote that “Stranger Things may be a lot of things: King, Spielberg, 80’s, myself…but what it is, above all, is good!!”

Starring Winona Ryder as the mother of a boy who disappears in Indiana in the 1980s, the eight-hour series pays homage to King, del Toro and Steven Spielberg by combining supernatural elements with creepy, frightening storytelling. “Thanks @netflix … Gonna have to bill you for some new pants,” tweeted actor Max Carver, star of MTV’s teen-horror drama “Teen Wolf” and the first season of HBO’s series “The Leftovers.”

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“Stranger Things” was created by Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers, who previously co-directed the 2015 horror-thriller “Hidden.” The pair have attracted praise for many stylistic elements of the series, including the soundtrack, which includes classic hits like Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” and Toto’s “Africa.”

Check out the trailer for the series below.

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