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10 Facts About ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 That Will Surprise You

There is still a lot to learn about Stranger Things; some season 4 interesting facts we are about to reveal.

The Duffer Brothers made season 4 of Stranger Things as incredible as ever, keeping their word. In both volumes, certain doubts and mysteries were clarified.

Perhaps you now believe that there is nothing left to learn about season 4? I’m afraid to tell you this, but you’re mistaken. There are some fascinating details that you probably aren’t aware of, despite the fact that Stranger Things Season 4 has cleaned things up.

There are a few things that are related to Stranger Things Season 4—from the characters’ hairstyles to the people that served as influence for their looks.

Facts About Stranger Things Season 4 

Continue reading to learn more and spice up your season 5 experience.

1. A Teenage Werewolf

The song ‘I Was A Teenage Werewolf’ that we heard in the first part of season 4 where Chrissy was in the washroom stall and was seeing nightmares of her past.

When she opened the door and went out, this song got played and it is inspired by something very mysterious and scary.

This song was influenced by the same-named 1950s horror movie, which depicts the transition of an angry, troubled teen into a murderous monster as a result of the doctor’s experiments on him.

This story undoubtedly has parallels to One’s encounter with Dr. Brenner. Additionally, the horror-thriller film “IT” is based on that same teenage werewolf movie.

2. A Nightmare On Elm Street

Now, back at Pennhurst where Nancy and Robin are about to meet Victor Creel, played by Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund, there’s a sign that prohibits knives, needles, and razor blades, a cheeky hidden Easter egg to Krueger’s iconic bladed glove which was originally made using steak knives and which, in the third film of The Nightmare Of Elm Street, briefly features needles.

While the scene with Victor is all very Silence of the Lambs, Robert Englund also gives another nod to his most famous character when he scratches his nails along the metal table in his cell.

3. The Clock In The Season 4 Connects To The Novel Watchmen

The Grandfather clock motif throughout the fourth season of Stranger Things seems out of place at first glance.

Eventually, it is made clear that such references are to the original Creel house. Where One, aka Henry aka Vecna first realized his latent – devastating – psychic powers. However, more than that, this is a reference to a very old classic novel ‘Watchmen’ by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Clocks play a big part in the comic in a couple of ways; for One, there’s the Doomsday Clock, ticking ever close to midnight.

4. There Are Certain Similarities Between Stranger Things And The Anime ‘Akira’

If you’re an anime fan, ever heard of the 1988 dystopian sci-fi anime featuring ‘Akira’.

Stranger Things is set – in the manga much like the tale of Eleven, the ‘Akira story focuses on a group of children with latent psychic abilities being controlled, monitored, and experimented on by a corrupt government agent.

That is, until one of the children, Tetsuo wreaks havoc on New Tokyo. Tetsuo eventually is overcome by his own abilities, becoming horribly disfigured. Don’t you think this is very similar to the fate of One, who tricked Eleven into freeing him?

Even the final disintegration [in the show, initiated by Eleven] has visual similarities to shots from classic anime and manga.

5. Eleven Didn’t Cut Her Hair Short This Time

As is well known, Eleven’s head is always shaved when she visits the Hawkins lab. And I’m afraid to say that you’re incorrect about Eleven shaving her head this time and it taking so long to grow back.

It’s surprising to learn that the show’s producers put a wig on her this time. It just took them 30 minutes to 1 hour to put it on her head and they did it so flawlessly. Anyway, we are happy that Millie’s lovely hair was preserved, hehe.

6. After Appearing In Stranger Things, Kate Bush’s Song ‘Running Up That Hill’ Gained A Lot Of Popularity

A song that was released over 40 years ago is currently the most popular tune in Australia.

Kate Bush’s song, “Running Up That Hill,” is currently at the top of the charts all around the world, a position it didn’t even come close to when it was first published in 1985.

As far as we are aware, the song was played during season 4 and revealed Max’s past. It was also the song that freed Max from Vecna’s curse.

The record for the youngest woman to top the UK charts with a solo song now belongs to Kate Bush, who is also the oldest at 63. Kate Bush claims that she is simply pleased that a new generation is coming to know and love her song.

7. Vecna’s Look

Part of what makes Vecna so compelling is his creepy look. You may be surprised to learn that the Stranger Things team created Vecna almost entirely with practical effects.

One of the main goals of prosthetics designer, Barry Gower, was to create the character as close to 100 percent possible.

Actor Jamie Campbell Bower had to endure a grueling prosthetic application process, they glued different pieces of prosthetics directly to Campbell’s skin, how many pieces?

About 2,425! The reason was, that it gave Campbell more movement than a rubber suit would and it looked more natural. The downsides though aren’t pretty. It took about 7 hours to apply everything.

And it was also very hot to wear. So Campbell would spend time in an air-conditioned tent in between takes. To give him a slimy gross look, he was painted with glossy silicone and would sometimes be coated with jelly.

8. Roller Fun

Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp had a ton of fun filming their Rinko mania scenes. They filmed these scenes at the Real Roller King location in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In their downtime, Millie would place some music over the speakers and they would go skating around the rink. In one behind-the-scenes blooper, Millie and Noah ran headlong into each other, both falling to the ground in laughter.

9. Hawkins High School

The feeling when you graduate from middle school but your high school is different. Hawkins High and Middle School used the same abandoned school property.

While this may seem like a lazy choice, architects of a similar period often build schools with similar shapes and designs. Stranger Things is not strapped for cash, so this seems more like an aesthetic choice than a lazy one.

For season 4, they painted the track and we said goodbye to the middle school. Now that our youngest characters have entered grade nine. And it looks like the basketball players were having a ton of fun on set. Making up handshakes and playing ball on their time off.

10. Suzie’s House

Time to drive three thousand miles, to find a hacker.

Our heroes were hanging out in Utah at Suzie’s house. We are not exactly sure of the address other than that street number saying 308. And Suzie’s bedroom was filmed on a soundstage.

A mix of practical staging and green screen was used, probably. Because that front door is facing a road and they only wanted trees, probably.

Which facts most surprised you? Are there any more facts you are aware of that we are not? Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Ayman Bhorania
A Gamer And A Writer By Heart. Ayman Is Captivated By Movies & Shows, And She's Writing It Here. She Cherish Encouraging Everyone To Accomplish Their Goals. If She's Not Writing, You Will Find Her Watching Shows, Or Probably Playing Games!
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