Stranger Things' latest retro tribute poster salutes Jaws. Over the last month or so, Stranger Things has been celebrating the classic genre films that paved the way for it, via a series of tribute posters on the show's official Twitter account. Up until now, all the films featured have appropriately been from the 1980s, outside of 1979's Alien. This makes perfect sense, seeing as Stranger Things serves as a creative love letter to the pop culture from that decade.
For this week's #StrangerThursdays poster though, Stranger Things has opted to head back to the mid-70s, to a time before slasher films dominated the horror landscape. This week's poster pays tribute to the original summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg's 1975 epic shark flick Jaws. While not his first feature, Jaws is the movie that launched Spielberg to the top of Hollywood, a perch he still resides on to this day. While Jaws would spawn some regrettable sequels, there's no denying that the film remains a masterpiece of suspense, even if the mechanical shark didn't always work during production.
Check out Stranger Things' poster tribute to Jaws below, in all its glory. As with the previous poster homages, this one makes sure to reproduce the font from the original and it's quite cool to see the Stranger Things name recreated in the iconic Jaws title style. Stranger Things' own title font has of course become quite famous in itself, with tools appearing online last year that allowed fans to write any text in the style of the series.
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) September 14, 2017
The above poster features Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and is actually the second #StrangerThursdays poster to shine a solo spotlight on the psychically-endowed character, the first being a tribute to Stephen King's Firestarter. Arguably the biggest breakout character from season 1, Eleven's journey from scared test subject to loved and loyal friend provided much of the emotional backbone of Stranger Things' debut year.
Eleven's biggest competition for the title of fan favorite character from Stranger Things season 1 was Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour), Hawkins' damaged but doggedly persistent head lawman. So praised was Harbour's work that he readily acknowledges that it helped him land the lead role in director Neil Marshall's reboot of Hellboy, with the first image of Harbour as Big Red having surfaced just yesterday (at the time of writing this).
Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27 on Netflix.