Stranger Things 4 has left audiences’ heads spinning. The finale was a lot to take in. It left Hawkins in disarray. Plus, our heroes are at incredibly difficult crossroads in their lives. Each of them is on the precipice of a gigantic decision. Since, the characters are all in these places and already have their drive and goals clearly in mind, creators Matt and Ross Duffer told the Happy Sad Confused podcast that the episodes are going to be shorter for the most part.
“The only reason we don’t expect to be as long is, this season, if you look at it, it’s almost a two-hour ramp up before our kids really get drawn into a supernatural mystery.” Matt Duffers told the podcast. “You get to know them, you get to see them in their lives, they’re struggling with adapting to high school and so forth, Steve’s trying to find a date, all of that. None of that is obviously going to be occurring in season 5, However, look for the series finale to be as long as a feature film. We’re more likely to do what we did here, which is to just have a 2.5 hour episode.”
That makes total sense. Plus, the Duffers agree that fans will have a Lord of the Rings: Return of the King type situation in terms of an ending(s). If you recall, Return of the King had a lot of endings to tie up all the characters we met along the way. So, the Duffers intend to carefully come to an end with each of the remaining characters. We are already getting a lump in our throats thinking about losing characters and seeing those stories come to a close. Plus, its just sad to know that this entire situation is going to come to an end. Audiences have grown to love these characters.
During the podcast the Duffer Bros also made it clear that Max is indeed very much where season 4 left her. She is brain dead, has terribly disfigured snapped bones and is also blind.
“I’m so scared. I don’t wanna die. I’m not ready.” An incredibly honest and gut wrenching line of dialogue. It is a testament to how dark and unforgiving Stranger Things 5 will be headed toward.
Stranger Things Season 4 Blooper Reel
As part of the TUDUM: A Global Fan Event releases, Netflix has given Stranger Things fans a nice little treat. I’m a huge fan of behind-the-scenes and blooper reels! I loved seeing the characters we know so well break the 4th wall when overwhelmed with a case of the giggles. Even the powerful Vecna couldn’t escape landing on the Stranger Things season 4 blooper reel!
Watch our favorite actors break character in this brand new blooper reel below. 🤣
We also found some other behind-the-scenes videos from Stranger Things Season 4 that we thought you would like. With the news of Stranger Things Season 5 being the end of the series, we’re watching all these videos before we have to say our final goodbye. I don’t think we’re ready for this story to end. 😭 Until then, have a laugh with our friends from Hawkins, Indiana!
‘Cloverfield’ Film Finds a Director To Helm Next Entry
We have seen an incredible three Cloverfield-based films so far. The latest being Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix. The latest in the series also managed to lose steam for the secretive franchise. It went too far into the explanation of secrets that we had seen in the first two films. Once the wizard is discovered behind the curtain the game loses its momentum and fun. The upcoming Cloverfield film has found its director from Under the Shadow’s Babak Anvari.
The director’s Under the Shadow was a great piece of horror. It was entirely effective in its scares and story.
There is no word on where the fourth Cloverfield film will take audiences. But, that is for the best. These films have always been shrouded in secrecy and that is what has made them fun. Well… the first two films anyway.
The synopsis for Cloverfield went like this:
As a group of New Yorkers (Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman) enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives. A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them.
We are happy to see that Anvari is going to helm this entry. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the franchise and to see what direction this entry takes.
What has been your favorite Cloverfield chapter?
‘The Winchesters’ Trailer Effectively Adds Another Chapter to ‘Supernatural’
If you thought that Supernatural was over after its very long and successful run, think again. The Winchesters takes us back into the world of Supernatural in a prequel. The series will go way back to tell the story of John and Mary who are the very reason that we have Sam and Dean.
The first trailer for the new series is looking particularly great and effectively adding to Supernatural lore.
The synopsis for The Winchesters goes like this:
Before Sam and Dean, there was John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester, this is the epic, untold love story of how John met Mary, and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world..
The Winchesters premieres on October 7 via CW.