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References to 70-80's movies in Stranger Things from Ulysse Thevenon on Vimeo.

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For weeks the internet has been chattering about the Sci-Fi Netflix thriller "Stranger Things". If you've seen the show, you may have noticed the number of '70s and '80s references the show snuck in.

Here's a list of all the movies 'Stranger Things' paid homage to:
-The Goonies
-Alien
-E.T the Extra-Terrestrial
-Firestarter
-Poltergeist
-Close encounters of the Third King
-A Nightmare on Elm Street
-Explorers
-The Shining
-Stand by Me
-Carrie
-Commando

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The theater chain’s VP of operations, Walter Eichinger released the following statement in response to the backlash, to the East Bay Times:

Playing that trailer was a one-time honest mistake by a theater manager moving screens around in effort to accommodate several large last-minute groups wanting to see Dory,”

Here's the greenband trailer for 'Sausage Party'. Let's hope the theater didn't play the red band.

Via: Pottermore
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J.K. Rowling writes that Ilvermorny was a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry, founded by a pureblood Irish wizard named Isolt Sayre in the 17th century. Ilvermorny sat atop the highest peak of Mount Greylock enshrouded by powerful concealment enchantments.

Sayre was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin and the renowned Irish witch Morrigan. Sayre lived with her parents in a small Irish town till the day her mother's estranged sister Gormlaith Gaunt (pureblood zealot) murdered Sayre's parents and kidnapped her away to Hag's Glen to stop her from marrying a muggle.

A decade later, following imprisonment and continued attempts at indoctrinating Sayre, she stole her aunt's wand, and managed an escape. 

Sayre went on to pose as a Muggle boy, sailing to the 'New World', where she came across a wealth of magical creatures and fellow wizards that'd ultimately help her create Ilvermorny.

The four Ilvermorny houses are named after magical creatures:

  • Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’
  • Pukwudgie – ‘a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature’
  • Thunderbird – a creature that ‘can create storms as it flies’
  • Wampus – ‘a magical, panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill’

Check out the story over on Pottermore that was just released today!

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