Even the great Stephen King himself has expressed his utter joy at having found the many links between Stranger Things and his sci-fi masterpieces. Furthermore, the Duffer brothers have not been coy about who and what inspired the show. Eleven shares many similarities with King’s most famous anti-heroine, Carrie, such as her psychic powers and sinister upbringing, while there are whiffs of Stand By Me, like the scene where they walk along train tracks in search of Will.

As you may know, the Duffer brothers had originally pitched an IT adaptation. They were rejected and thankfully went on to create Stranger Things, which has gained a huge fan base who more than appreciate its retro take on the science ...

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