Stranger Things 3 Is finally out on Netflix, it’s hard waiting years for new seasons of these amazing shows. Those who binged it can go ahead and see if they caught all the mentioned references and hidden messages. Spoilers ahead, you have been warned!
The Camp Know Where Where Dustin Went Is Actually A Camp Nowhere Reference
Dustin spends a month in a fictional computer camp where he meets his girlfriend Suzie. This camp is a reference to a 1994 comedy Camp Nowhere, which was about a summer camp where no adult was in charge.
Fun fact – Camp Nowhere starred a young Jessica Alba.
2. Dustin And His Toys In Stranger Things 3
Dustin has a crazy collection of toys. He has an R2 D2, Ultra Magnus from Transformers and a clapping monkey with cymbals on each hand. In the first episode, Eleven brings all of them to life just to spook him.
3. Stranger Things Loves Putting In Comic Book References. One Of Which Was Cerebro
X men fans might be aware of Cerebro, a machine that amplifies Charles Xavier’s telepathic powers through which he tracks other mutants. Dustin names his ham radio after that machine which would help him get in touch with his girlfriend Suzie. Pretty accurate right?
Dustin is a proud nerd so it would make sense for him to use this reference.
4. The De-magnetism And Its True Meaning For The Stranger Things Gang
Joyce keeps noticing that the magnets at her home and her store have completely stopped working. This is happening due to the Russians’ attempts at reopening the gate to the upside down. However, the de-magnetization also symbolises the disturbance in the attraction everyone has for each other. Eleven dumps Mike for lying, Hopper is threatened by Eleven and Mike’s relationship, Joyce can’t move on from her past relationships which hurts Hopper, Dustin feels ignored by his friends and so does Will.
5. Stranger Things 3 Is The Polar Opposite Of Stranger Things 1
The first season was all about Will Byers and everyone’s efforts to bring him back. In the third season, he only acts to warn his friends about the Mind Flayer’s presence.
The events of the previous seasons still haunts him.
6. The Comics Max Gives Eleven To Read
Not only are those two comic books- Wonder Woman #326 and Green Lantern #185 accurate for the timeline of the series which is set in 1985, they both also feature villains much similar to the Mind Flayer- Eclipso, who’s a parasitic entity which takes control of people’s minds much like the Mind Flayer and the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca, who is said to be the ruler of the nocturnal sky.
The Mind Flayer lives in a dark desolate world and takes control of people’s minds and bodies. Bet you didn’t catch that reference!
7. The Demogorgon In Russian Captivity
The Russians may have lost their base of operations as well as the multi-billion dollar machine that helped them open the bridge between our world and the upside down but they did make some progress. They managed to capture a live Demogorgon!
And they’re feeding the nasty monster their own prisoners! What they plan to do with the creature is still a mystery though.
8. Hopper Might Have Made It!
Hopper was shown to be too close to the machine when it blew up, but we didn’t get to see his body. Yes, we know his body should have vapourised but the mid-credits scene tells a different story.
When the Russian guards are picking the prisoner to feed to the Demogorgon, one of them tells the other to not pick the American. Who’s this American? Hopper? Our fingers are crossed!