By Matthew Brooks
The trailer for the fourth part of the Stranger Things series hit the internet a few days ago.
If you haven’t seen it, watch below. If you’ve seen it, did you catch everything?
The entire trailer appears to be located within the Upside Down. Nevertheless, there are numerous elements that belong in the real world. Is the Upside Down creeping into the real world?
The trailer features a cabin with a lit lamp on its exterior.
A lit lamp suggests that the cabin is occupied. There is a general agreement among fans that the cabin belongs to Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper. Does the cabin and the lamp indicate that someone is living there?
There is a clock in the trailer.
The clock appears to be set at 12:30.
The idea of a clock set after midnight indicates that the moment is when things are at its darkest.
The whole trailer is full of images set in a dark environment.
A large clock was also a central element of the 1980s movie “Back to the Future.” If this is intentional, the trailer would infer there is a “going back” to previous location, or exploring past events.
The newspaper is another element of time in the trailer.
The character of Nanacy Wheeler worked at the Hawkins newspaper during the third season. Is Nancy Wheeler moving up in the news world after getting the scoop behind the latest Hawkins mystery?
The fate of the paper was left in limbo after the death of two more of its staff, including the chief editor.
A sign reads “Welcome to Hawkins.”
The title of the trailer says, “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.” This may point to the departure of the Wheeler family.
The creators, the Duffer brothers, have previously said that the fourth season would occur outside of Hawkins, Indiana to “open up plot-lines.”
Outside of the trailer, there are clues that the fourth season of “Stranger Things” will be the final season.
The creators of the series, Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, have signed a multi-project, multi-year deal with Netflix.
The chief content officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, said “We can’t wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”
His statement points to projects outside of the Upside Down.