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Amazing New “Stranger Things” Poster Plays Up ‘Elm Street’ Connection

If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming…

The first season of “Stranger Things, in addition to being its own beautiful thing, sure did remind of a lot of beloved ’80s films, huh? From Steven Spielberg to Stephen King, the series has been absolutely loaded with fun homages and Easter eggs, and one horror film that undoubtedly was a huge inspiration was A Nightmare on Elm Street.

When the Demogorgon emerged from a wall, for starters, it reminded of Freddy’s entrance above Nancy’s bed in Wes Craven’s horror classic. And wouldn’t ya know it, the teenage heroine in “Stranger Things” not only reminds of Nancy Thompson, but her name is even Nancy!

That connection is played up perfectly in a new poster that the official “Stranger Things” Twitter account just shared. It literally recreates the iconic original poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street, right down to the font, with the Demogorgon’s hand replacing Freddy’s glove and looming over the show’s Nancy.

Given the Season 1 inspiration, we can only assume this isn’t an official poster for “Stranger Things” Season 2, but it’s awesome whether fan-made or otherwise!

The second season of “Stranger Things” hits Netflix on October 27.



  • Great homage to one of my favorite horror films ever.

    • Barry El Beardo

      One of THE best horror films ever

  • Alanmac

    Very cool. October can’t get here fast enough.

  • oh_riginal

    This show needs more 80s horror actors in it! Since this poster is from Nightmare, bring on Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and Amanda Wyss!

    • zombie84_41

      how dope that be

  • Alex

    Love this. Nice to see Nancy get some attention. Definitely the most underrated character in the series.

    • Nancy and Steve are my two favorite characters! I don’t think the show gets enough credit for capturing what it’s like to be in high school.

  • Lady Bathory

    That’s an amazing poster! I love Nightmare on Elm Street! And Stranger Things, of course… A great show like that paying homage to a genre defining film really is a treat for horror fans.

  • Any hidden images in that like the ANoES one?

  • Sky Ferreira

    Looks cheap and fan made lol… And that tag line?

    • Tiger Quinn

      The world needs people like you, too.

  • Zark Meorff

    I enjoyed Stranger Things, but geez it’s over hyped. Started strong but the cgi Demogorgon and the Other was a pretty lame ending. If this next season is all about that think I’ll pass

    • iM Vuze

      Okay thanks for telling everyone you’ll pass on next season if it’s more of the same. Much appreciated.

      • Zark Meorff

        Cool it’s good to know my opinion is appreciated thanks for commenting!

  • zombie84_41

    SO retro I need it.

  • Bloodspatta

    Love it. Hope to see homages to Elm St in Season 2

  • Can’t wait.

  • Laura Kinney (X-23)

    Heh, should’ve done a nod to the bathtub scene instead!! Hahaha

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