Every Horror Movie Starring Stranger Things Actors
With the success of Stranger Things, the cast found themselves constantly cast as the heroes and villains of the horror movie genre. Read to see why.
Since Stranger Things season 1, the Netflix show has drawn inspiration from 1980s horror movies, but now the show’s young actors are taking over the face of modern horror cinema. The young actors of Stranger Things have spread their wings beyond the TV show that made them famous and have become the stars. New horror media is not just borrowing the 1980s imagery and aesthetic trend from Stranger Things, they’re also borrowing the actors.
Stranger Things follows a group of young friends seeking their friend Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), who was stolen from his reality by the creatures living in the Upside Down. The Upside Down is a terrifying alternate dimension full of deadly and vicious creatures the characters call Demogorgons. While Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), and Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) are searching for their friend, they find Eleven. Eleven is a young girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps them in their search. After they find Will Byers, the Upside Down begins to trickle into their reality, sped up by the Russians trying to harness its power. Since the 80s was rife with various types of horror content, Stranger Things characters often find themselves in scenarios that heavily reference 80s horror movies like The Stuff, Aliens, and The Thing.
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While the horror movies of the 80s once influenced Stranger Things, Stranger Things is now influencing the horror movies of the present. The young cast of misfits that make up the heart of Stranger Things includes acting newcomers like Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard, who had little to no widely recognizable television or film credits to their name before Stranger Things. After the success of Stranger Things, these young actors have consistently appeared in various horror movies to the point where they are no longer only recognizable as the characters they portray on the show, but are horror movie stars in their own right. The variety of roles these actors have accrued in the few years since Stranger Things aired in 2016 is as impressive as it is diverse.
With the success of Stranger Things, the cast found themselves constantly cast as the heroes and villains of the horror movie genre. Read to see why. Since Stranger Things season 1, the Netflix show has drawn inspiration from 1980s horror movies, but now the show’s young actors are taking over the face of modern horror…