Netflix's landmark 80s horror series Stranger Things finally returned to the homes of millions of fans around the world last month with its long-awaited and long-delayed fourth season of its epic story. Set six months after the Battle of Starcourt in Season 3, the terror and destruction around Hawkins proved to be too much for some of our heroes. Struggling with the aftermath, the group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier.
The release of Season 4 shot Stranger Things right back up into the hearts and minds of pop culture, in large part thanks to a certain sequence set to Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill'. The 1985 hit song has now become a phenomenon the second time around and the aforementioned scene has been recreated and memed countless times over in just the past month.
Netflix recently released the trailer for the final two episodes of Season 4, which have been split up from the previous episodes for more than just dramatic reasons. The two of them have a combined runtime of nearly four hours - more like back to back movies than mere episodes in a season of television - so breaking it up would appear to be a very smart move in more ways than one.
Volume 2 is sure to filled with the usual heart, terror and adventure dialed up as high as it can go. Fans around the world are waiting with dread and anticipation as the series gets closer to its conclusion (Season 5 is said to be the last) and less and less characters can be considered safe. Get ready. It's gonna be a doozy.
'Stranger Things (Season 4 - Volume 2)' premieres on Netflix July 1st.