‘Stranger Things’ pays homage to ‘Firestarter’ in Season 2 poster

Millie Bobby Brown arrives for the 34th annual MTV Video Music Awards on August 27. Brown is featured in a new "Stranger Things" Season 2 poster that resembles the poster for "Firestarter." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Aug. 31 (UPI) — A new poster for “Stranger Things” Season 2 featuring Millie Bobby Brown‘s Eleven pays homage to 1984 horror film “Firestarter.”

The poster, released Thursday on Twitter, features Brown’s hair rising up similar to how a young Drew Barrymore‘s hair is seen in the poster to “Firestarter.”

“Normal in every way but one. Will Eleven have the power…to survive?” reads the caption which also references “Firestarter,” a film based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

The “Firestarter” tribute comes after the show previously paid homage to other classic movie posters from films such as “Alien,” “Stand By Me,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “The Running Man.”

“Stranger Things” returns to Netflix on Oct. 27. “It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived,” reads the synopsis for Season 2.

Normal in every way but one. Will Eleven have the power…to survive?  begins now.


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