Stranger Things

While the official release date has yet to be announced, Season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ without a doubt is headed our way! The official season four announcement was put out late last month and had fans wondering what was coming in the next season. The ‘Stranger Things’ accounts on social media posted some intriguing teasers, and now it’s a waiting game to find out what everyone’s favorite kids from Hawkins are up to.


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Recently, the official account for the ‘Stranger Things’ writers room revealed that every week they will list five movies that were discussed by the writers in relation to Season 4 in one way or another. Here’s a look at the movies from week one:


It’s also worth mentioning that only two of the five films list above were made in the ’80s while the rest were all made in the ’90s. For those not familiar with the movies above, each of the films’ IMDb plot description is listed below.

  • The Peanut Butter Solution‘: “Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back.”
  • The Fisher King‘: “A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.”
  • Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey‘: “A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.”
  • You’ve Got Mail‘: “Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.”
  • Ordinary People’: “The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.”


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The big question of Season Four has to do with Chief Jim Hopper’s fate, which is still currently a mystery. The character is thought to be dead by his friends and family, but fans of the show like myself are not convinced. First, his body was never recovered, so there’s no confirmation that he actually has died (the number one rule of TV/film deaths is there must be a body or a burial). Second, the post-credits scene at the end of the season showed a Russian soldier being told to feed a prisoner to their Demogorgon, but is ordered to spare “the American”, who many fans have assumed is an imprisoned Chief Hopper.

Do you have any guesses as to what Season Four could be about by the films listed above and how Season 3 ended? Tell us your theories in the comments!

‘Stranger Things 3’ is now streaming on Netflix.