Stranger Things Season 4 is now available to watch on Netflix after three years of anticipation. The Netflix smash, which debuted in 2016, follows a group of friends in Hawkins, Indiana, as they encounter a strange girl named Eleven, who is the focus of a top-secret government study.
Stranger Things grew into two additional seasons after its successful premiere, focusing on the spooky realm known as the Upside Down and strange creatures such as the Demogorgon and the Mind Flayer. Fans all over the world have been praising the sci-fi series, which even famed horror novelist Stephen King appears to be a fan of now that Season 4 is considered the show’s endgame as it nears its massive finish.
Below is a tweet from Stephen King:
Stephen King enthusiasts may have noticed that Season 4 closely resembled King’s most renowned novel, Carrie. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brow) adjusts to her new life in California and deals with her harsh bullies in Volume 1, which is similar to Carrie’s narrative. Aside from the Carrie allusion, it’s clear that Season 4 was inspired by Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street since the show’s new villain Vecna tortures his captives in his own reality. Surprisingly, Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in the horror film, played Victor Creel in the series.
Stranger Things‘ strongest confirmation at the moment could be Stephen King’s praise. Considering King’s influence on horror films and literature, the Duffer Brothers deserve a lot of credit for another fantastic season. Although Stranger Things Season 4 has received a lot of positive comments, not just from King but also from the show’s large fan base, it’s still up to the Duffer Brothers to keep the show’s thrilling pace going for Volume 2 and Season 5.
Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 1 is now available to view on Netflix, with Volume 2 set to debut on July 1.