Being set in the 1980s, the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things‘ has things that only adults notice, such as references to things in fashion back then; but it also has very well hidden ‘easter eggs’ in the fourth season.
Eddie and the Masque Myers Michael
In the second season of Stranger Things, when the group of friends goes out dressed as Ghostbusters to trick or treat on Halloween, they meet Max, who is dressed as the villain Michael Myers. For the fourth season, Eddie Munson needs a costume so as not to be recognized while they get weapons to face Vecna and the mask that he puts on is the same as that of the villain of the horror movie’ Halloween’.
‘Stranger Things’ makes Star Wars references
In a scene where Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) is playing Dungeons and Dragons with the Hellfire Club, before rolling the dice another of the guys tells him that his odds of success are 20 to one, but Dustin responds with an iconic catchphrase. ‘Star Wars’: “Never tell me the odds.”
Another reference to the George Lucas space saga occurs in episode 8 of the fourth season, where the scene of the battle in the Russian prison is edited as the opening scene of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, with soldiers taking cover in a corridor and pointing to a door, from which a villain then emerges.
Robert Englund’s portrayal of Freddy Krueger
In the fourth season, the role of Victor Creel is played by actor Robert Englund, who is remembered for being behind the villain Freddy Krueger in the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street movies. In the series, he is locked up in a psychiatric hospital when he is accused of the death of his family in the 5 years, although it was his son Henry (who becomes Vecna).
In a scene where Victor is in his cell and scratches a desk, the marks he leaves with his fingernails can be seen and this serves as a reference to his character as Freddy Krueger, who uses a gardener’s glove to scratch his victims.
A sword belonging to Conan the Barbarian
In ‘Stranger Things 4’ Joyce and Hopper have an adventure separate from the children and find themselves in a laboratory inside a Russian prison and at the end, they face a Demogorgon. In the confrontation at the end of the season, Hopper uses a sword to decapitate the Demogorgon, but the weapon he uses is the same one from the 1982 film ‘Conan the Barbarian’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the protagonist.
“Stranger Things” has an Annabelle doll
During the fourth season, the group visits Salt Lake City to see Suzie, Dustin Henderson’s girlfriend who was introduced in season 3 of Stranger Things, but in a scene in her room, a very unusual doll can be seen on her bed. It’s about the Annabelle doll that is supposedly haunted and that served as inspiration for the horror movie ‘The Conjuring’. In the Netflix series, she appears as the real-life version of the toy and it is in the Warren museum.
The book that Lucas reads to Max while he is being treated at the hospital
After the Vecna attack, Max stays in the hospital and while recovering, Lucas can be seen reading to him from ‘The Talisman’ by Stephen King and Peter Straub. The story of the book is very similar to that of the series, as it is about a boy who can travel between the real world and another called The Territories, where he encounters monsters and evil people on his journey.