Stranger Things Continues To Pay Tribute To Spielberg’s Past With New Posters

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Netflix continues its promotional push towards Stranger Things Season 2 debuting on October 27th. They have been releasing posters each week recently that pay tribute to films from the 1970s and 1980s that influenced the hit show, including last week’s release of a Jaws’ poster homage. 

The most recent posters are inspired by one of the most memorable scenes from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Goonies.

Close Encounters Image: 

 

 

Stranger Things Season 2 Poster: 

 

 

That classic Close Encounters imagery was also used on the poster for the film’s 40th anniversary rerelease: 

 

 

There is also a poster that honors the film the series is most often linked to—The Goonies. 

The Goonies Poster: 

 

 

The Stranger Things ‘Goonies’ inspired poster: 

 

 

I like that idea of Netflix making a ‘Goonies’ inspired poster, but I feel like they picked the wrong one to emulate. 

 

 

That poster would have been my choice. That seems to be the most memorable poster image of The Goonies, in my mind anyway. 

Stranger Things Season 2 starts streaming on Netflix October 27th.