Just as previous installments of Stranger Things evoked the likes of E.T. and The Goonies, the Netflix hit’s third season was chock-a-block with even more 1980s movie references, nods and influences. How many did you spy?
Of course, you had a stone-faced, relentless assassin in the vein of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. And at one point, two characters break the tension by belting out a duet from a certain fantasy film. Heck, even Fast Times‘ bikini-clad Phoebe Cates puts in an appearance (of sorts).
But among the dozen-plus films cited in this ’80s kid’s own, off-the-top-of-my-head list (click here for direct access), there are a few where the nods were a bit more subtle, more evoking a tone or a theme or a visual (such as the supernatural showdown shown above, inside a remote cabin).
Flip through my spoiler-filled list — which includes movies about a bumbling sleuth, a one-man army, a mind-controlling dessert and a “club” of unlikely friends — and then tell us which nods you concur with, as well as the ones that we perhaps “missed.” (After all, I am but one man and this site isn’t named MovieLine!)