So the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) or Comic-Con as it is usually referred to, happened this week and this is a celebration of all things comic book related, but also it is a huge intersection for Science Fiction and Fantasy. While I’m not really a “con” guy myself, I still have found myself drawn to Comic-con because of all the announcements and trailers of upcoming Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Comic Book movie properties in the past few years.
So this week, like E3, I’m going to take a moment to highlight some of my favorite announcements/trailers from the convention. Today it’s going to be Stranger Things, Season 2. My understanding is that this series (Netflix only) appears on Halloween (Oct. 31) and I’m pretty stoked about it.
Even though I’m linking the trailer in this blog post–Stranger Things, Season 2 Trailer–I haven’t watched it all the way through. In fact, I’ve only seen about the first 10 seconds (the very first scene in the trailer). If you watch those 10 seconds, you’ll see the kids peering into an arcade cabinet and playing a video game, Dragon’s Lair (pictured above). That video game is one that I played when I was a kid (& bought on my PS3 when it was offered for sale digitally). To steal a line from popular culture, “They had me at Dragon’s Lair.” I’m in. I’m hoping that it won’t veer too far into the realm of horror and that it will stay creepy and thrilling without getting to gory, but we’ll see.
I’m excited for show and based on just the first 10 seconds of the trailer. Job well done, Netflix marketing department. Well done. *Slow clap.*