Stranger Things (2016 series)
Stranger Things (2016), AKA Montauk
When a single mother's 12-year-old son goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.
- Release Date: 2016-present
- Country/Language: US, English
- Genres/Technical: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Netflix series
- Runtime: (generally formatted as 1-hour streaming series episodes)
- Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer
- Creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
- Producer/Production Co: 21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre, Netflix
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- IMDB Page: (link)
- Rated: TV-14 (Violence, mild Profanity and Adult Content)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)
Though not explicitly "Lovecraftian", the writers were apparently at least partly inspired by Lovecraft and other Weird fiction writers; the film involves a government experiments with psychic abilities that open a portal into another dimension, allowing an eldritch abomination to cross over into this world.
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
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When a single mother's 12-year-old son goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments involving psychokinesis, astral projection, and remote viewing, unnerving supernatural forces from "The Upside-Down", and a very unusual little girl.
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Associated Mythos Elements
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- location: "The Upside-Down"
- race: Demogorgon
- organization: "Hawkins Power and Light" and "Hawkins National Laboratory", front organizations for the "U.S. Department of Energy", which can in turn be taken as a front organization for a more clandestine group (perhaps MKUltra?)