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Stranger Things season four was certainly a return to the Netflix series’ horror roots.
“Kids will be scared,” he promised at the time. “Kids will have nightmares.”
Now, this isn’t the first time that creators Matt and Ross Duffer have paid tribute to ’80s horror classics. In previous seasons, we’ve seen references to Jaws, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Poltergeist, among others.
However, this time around, A Nightmare on Elm Street was the muse, inspiring not one, not two, but six separate references to Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher.
Keep reading to find out all the ways Stranger Things paid tribute to A Nightmare on Elm Street:
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The Return of Robert Englund
The first connection between Stranger Things and A Nightmare on Elm Street: actor Robert Englund.
Englund famously portrayed Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddy Krueger in several of the franchise’s films,