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‘Stranger Things’ Season 4’s New Trailer Is Scary Good, And Plenty Mysterious

In the new trailer for Stranger Things Season 4, a happy-looking family of four drives up to their new home, a towering colonial mansion that’s quite lovely and idyllic at first blush. The clothes and the car date this as sometime in the 50s or early 60s and the house is known as the Creel House. More on that name in a bit.

As the family moves in and settles down, Ella Fitzgerald’s Dream a Little Dream plays in stark—even haunting—contrast to the scenes that play out. A dead rabbit on the lawn. Lights flickering. Something wicked this way comes.

A scene of the father standing by the door with his two children laying on the ground, quite possibly dead, flickers immediately to the future. A brick is tossed through the window and a hand reaches in to unlock the door. The Creel House has been long-abandoned, left to fall into ruin.

Several of our heroes arrive on the scene. Dustin, Lucas, Steve and Max all enter the building, searching for something. Mike, Eleven and Will are nowhere to be seen.

Check it out:


Interestingly, Victor Creel will be a character in the show’s fourth season. We don’t know much about him other than he gouged his eyes out at one point and that he’s played by Robert Englund, most famous for his role as Freddy Krueger.

The Creel House, meanwhile, feels like something out of Locke & Key or The Haunting of Hill House. We don’t know if it’s in Hawkins or a nearby town or somewhere else entirely.

Stranger Things 4 won’t air until 2022, so we have plenty of time to speculate on this, on Hopper’s fate in Russia and how he got there (and why the hell Netflix decided to reveal that detail) and on the various other mysteries as we head into next season.

While the show’s first season is still its best by far, I’m nevertheless pretty excited to see where this show takes us in Season 4. I actually thought that the powerful ending to Season 3 would have been a pretty good place to end the entire show—it had a very emotional, series finale feel to it—but I’m glad there’s more to the story regardless.

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