Netflix has built a reputation of creating unique online content that has not only won awards, but has also gained a mass following. On July 15th of 2016, Netflix released the now hit show, Stranger Things. Social media was stormed for weeks by the critical success of this horror and fantasy based show. Many fans compared this show’s theme to film classics such as The Goonies, The Thing, Stand By Me, E.T. The Extraterrestrial, and even more recent ones such as Super 8. It gained a massive following in only a few weeks. It was announced quite recently that Stranger Things had been renewed for a second season. The massive fan base was thirsty for more. Even the slightest detail that seems to emerge about the series sends a ripple effect throughout the film community.
Fans got a little more information regarding what to expect in the next season in a recent interview with Ars Technica. The composers sat down and teased what to expect from the upside down in season two. The composers of the show, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein were asked a series of question in regards to the unique music that captured the essence of the show. They began speaking about the themes of the music and the overall tone that it added to the series, within their answer they teased the following.
“The Upside Down is weird and experimental, and we approached it with something like the Alien soundtrack, but this music focused on the monster. There are new characters, fun, and the Upside Down will be more of a place — you’ll spend more time [there]. So we’ll make a lot more weird music this time around.”
To anyone who has not yet watched the show, do not worry. You have plenty of time to catch up before season two is released. It was announced by Netflix that the second season’s release date is set for Halloween of 2017. This may not answer as many questions that the fans were hoping for, but it does confirm that we will see the return of the upside down, and hopefully everything inside of it.