Top 10 Stranger Things 2 Movie References

Top 10 Stranger Things 2 Movie References

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  1. The Goonies (1985)

    Directed by Richard Donner

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    Official Synopsis: Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, and Richard "Data" Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the restaurant of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them.

    Cast: Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Mary Ellen Trainor, Ted Grossman, Lupe Ontiveros, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Gene Ross, Jeb…
    Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Family

  2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Directed by Wes Craven

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    Official Synopsis: On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you?

    Cast: Johnny Depp, Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Joe Unger, David Andrews, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, Joseph Whipp,…
    Genres: Horror

  3. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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    Official Synopsis: This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away.

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ele Bardha, Richard E. Grant, Michael Laren,…
    Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Romance

  4. Gremlins (1984)

    Directed by Joe Dante

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    Official Synopsis: Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.

    Cast: Frank Welker, Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, Zach Galligan, Nicky Katt, Peter Cullen, Bob Bergen, Kenneth Tobey, Mark Dodson, Michael Winslow,…
    Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy

  5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

    Directed by Steven Spielberg

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    Official Synopsis: Two parallel stories are told. In the first, a group of research scientists from a variety of backgrounds are investigating the strange appearance of items in remote locations, primarily desert regions. In continuing their investigation, one of the lead scientists, a Frenchman named Claude Lacombe, incorporates the Kod?ly method of music education as a means of communication in their work. The response, in turn, at first baffles the researchers, until American cartographer David Laughlin deciphers the meaning of the response. In the second, electric company lineman and family man Roy Neary and single mother Jillian Guiler are among some individuals in Muncie, Indiana who experience some paranormal activity before some flashes of bright lights in the sky, which they believe to be a UFO. Roy becomes obsessed with what he saw, unlike some others, especially in some form of authority, who refuse to acknowledge their belief that it was a UFO in not wanting to appear crazy. That obsession both for Roy and Jillian is ratcheted up a notch when they begin to have a vision of a mound with vertical striations on its side as a key to what is going on. While the obsession negatively affects Roy's life as he knows it in its entirety, Jillian knows she has to find the answer as to its meaning, especially as it relates to her only child, three year old Barry Guiler, who may be more attuned to what is happening than the adult figures around him. These two stories have the potential to intersect if Roy and Jillian can discover where they've seen that mound before, and if they can overcome what they believe to be the lies perpetrated by those in authority in covering up what is going on.

    Cast: Lance Henriksen, Bennett Wayne Dean Sr., J. Patrick McNamara, John Dennis Johnston, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Thurman, Daniel Nunez, Bob Balaban,…
    Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi

  6. The Evil Dead (1981)

    Directed by Sam Raimi

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    Official Synopsis: Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Josh Becker, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Ivan Raimi, Bill Vincent, Robert G.…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

  7. Ghostbusters (1984)

    Directed by Ivan Reitman

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    Official Synopsis: Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler work at Columbia University. where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many unethical experiments on their students. As they are kicked out of the University, they really understand the paranormal and go into business for themselves. Under the new snazzy business name of 'Ghostbusters', and living in the old firehouse building they work out of, they are called to rid New York City of paranormal phenomenon at everyone's whim. - for a price. They make national press as the media reports the Ghostbusters are the cause of it all. Thrown in jail by the EPA, the mayor takes a chance and calls on them to help save the city. Unbeknownst to all, a long dead Gozer worshiper (Evo Shandor) erected a downtown apartment building which is the cause of all the paranormal activity. They find out the building could resurrect the ancient Hittite god, Gozer, and bring an end to all of humanity. Who are you gonna call to stop this terrible world-ending menace?

    Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Adrienne King, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Larry King, Michael Ensign, Harold Ramis, Willow Hale, William Atherton,…
    Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure

  8. Ghostbusters II (1989)

    Directed by Ivan Reitman

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    Official Synopsis: Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. But when Dana has ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement and are promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be reborn. Can the Ghostbusters quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed?

    Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Max von Sydow, Ernie Hudson, Kevin Dunn, Dan Aykroyd, Aaron Lustig, Bill Murray, George P. Wilbur, Kurt Fuller,…
    Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy

  9. The Exorcist (1973)

    Directed by William Friedkin

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    Official Synopsis: A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.

    Cast: Max von Sydow, Eileen Dietz, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, John Mahon, Ellen Burstyn, Donna Mitchell, Kitty Winn, Rudolf Sch√ľndler, Rudolf…
    Genres: Horror

  10. Alien (1979)

    Directed by Ridley Scott

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    Official Synopsis: In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.

    Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Eddie Powell, Bolaji Badejo, Helen…
    Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi

Stranger Things (2016)

Directed by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy, Andrew Stanton

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Official Synopsis: In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child, which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye.

Cast: Mark Steger, Joe Chrest, Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, Amy Seimetz, Cara Buono, Tobias Jelinek, Jake Busey, Paul Reiser, Cary Elwes,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Fantasy, Romance