Stranger Things just got scarier with this VR video
James R | On 05, Aug 2016
Thought Stranger Things was scary? This new immersive video from Netflix will make you think again.
Netflix is getting into the virtual reality game with its short YouTube video, which you can experience either as 360-degree video, by clicking and dragging your mouse, or with a VR headset, such as a Google Cardboard.
The video sees the Joyce (Winona Ryder) interacting with her missing son, Will, in their empty house – just in case you weren’t creeped out enough already by the series’ 80s horror vibe.
“An affectionate and immediately recognisable tribute to Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment films, with a bit of Stephen King and John Carpenter thrown in for good measure,” we said of the show in our review of Season 1.
“Much of our shared cinematic history from the American suburbia of yesteryear is referenced here. There are sinister and supernatural occurrences, oblivious parents, school bullies, teenage trysts in school toilets, a police chief with his own tragic history, who starts the day with beer and cigarettes and continues it with coffee and pill-popping, all coming together with a synth soundtrack and a set design that nails the atmosphere of the time.”
Want to experience the atmosphere even further? Try watching the video above – or just see the cast reacting to it below.
Too scary for you? Here’s what the show would look like as a 1980s sitcom, courtesy of one inspired YouTuber:
All episodes of Stranger Things are now on Netflix UK. Already finished? Read our spoiler-filled review here.