Stranger Things dropped its third teaser trailer for season four this weekend giving us a better glimpse into what mystery the gang is going to be exploring this time.
At the start of this 90-seconds clip, we are introduced to a 1950s family as they move into their new home and live their picture-perfect life to the tune of Doris Days’ Dream A Little Dream Of Me.
Until things are not so perfect anymore: light’s start flickering in a menacing manner, dead animals appear in their front yard and suddenly, everyone but the dad seems to be dead.
Decades later, it’s Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Steve (Joe Keery), Max (Sadie Sink), Robin (Maya Hawke), Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) who walk into the same home looking for clues.
‘The world is full of obvious things, which nobody by any chance ever observes,’ says Dustin, quoting Sherlock Holmes to a clueless Steve.
But you can be assured that Stranger Things fans have been hard at work to figure out who this family is, why the kids are investigating their house and how does it relate to the rest of the story.
The Netflix show has made a habit of referencing ’80s classic movies, like John Carpenter’s The Thing, Indiana Jones and Ghostbuster; and they are not stopping now with an ’80s horror icon joining the cast of the fourth season.
First announced back in November of last year on the show’s official Twitter account, Robert Englund – who played the original Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street film franchise – will appear as a character named Victor Creel, a ‘disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s’.
It’s a younger Victor that we see move into Hawkins in the trailer, which linked his character back to Freddy in more than one way.
First of all, the previously referenced song is a reference to Freddy’s mode of operation, if you will, who prayed on his victims in their dreams.
Creel is also wearing a fedora, which again, is part of Freddy’s look throughout the movies.
But what causes this character to kill his family and why are the kids involved?
In a recent video analysis of the trailer, IGN theorised that the Creel home might be the origin point of the Upside Down.
The things that we see happen at the family’s home look similar to what we have seen happen before when Will (Noah Schnapp) was trapped in the dark parallel world.
‘It could be that the Upside Down’s encroachment on Hawkins leads to the Creels’ deaths with only Victor surviving to take the blame and wind up incarcerated,’ suggested the publication.
And the last shot of the trailer, a grandfather clock in the Creels’ attic flipping into the Upside Down, definitely seems to prove this theory right.
The Creel house could then become a place of spooky local legends, which the gang would want to investigate. And when they realise that Victor is not the real killer, could they want to team up with him to find out what is causing the Upside Down?
Stranger Things season 4 will be available to stream on Netflix soon.
Credit: Original article published here.