uMovie and TV trailers allow us to take a brief look at what we will see there and, if they are used for anything else, it is to generate the desire that the day of the premiere arrives. Some give us more details about the plot and for this reason there are quite a few viewers who prefer to gobble up the movies or episodes without knowing anything. But what Netflix showed us about the new season of stranger things (since 2016) is very respectful in this regard.
The five trailers released so far are limited to showcasing some of the situations the characters find themselves in, from Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven, The Company’s Joe Keery and Steve Harrington, to David Harbour’s Jim Hopper, and the environments in which they find themselves. . But in no case did they make impertinent revelations to us, spoilers that they distort our expression of annoyance, nor have they devoted themselves to summing up what is happening like the others.
And one of the elements that was emphasized in the second trailer is a very ominous grandfather clock, a creel house chime on which the creators of stranger things spoke in an interview for IGN. “It’s a really essential part of the mystery that our group at Hawkins is trying to solve,” says Ross Duffer. “So I don’t want to reveal too much other than to say that this watch plays a role. very, very important for the future”.
A strange clock in the haunted house of “Stranger Things”
“We wanted to do this for a long time. The haunted house», recognizes Matt Duffer in reference to the place where the protagonists cross this instrument to measure the passing of the minutes. “Every year we try to do something different. It’s been a more horror-focused season. We had our kids, who are obviously in high school, and it was very natural for them to be in a horror movie.” And adds, “And you don’t want to see the clock! If you see the clock, it’s not cool”.
Unsurprisingly and frankly, one cannot assume that with Robert Englund in the fourth season of stranger things how casual Victor Creel is. Because having in this eighties fiction the interpreter who embodied one of the emblematic monsters of this time, the dreamlike freddy krueger, is a real hoot. Despite the fact that Matt Duffer states that “it was like fate”, that “it was meant to happen”. Nonsense, as Ebenezer Scrooge would say.
It can be seen as very logical that they wanted him to join the cast “in a season so deeply inspired by the series of Nightmare on Elm Street  and, above all, for his performance in these films. Although the Duffer Brothers assure that it was the Californian actor who suggested they count on him for the next stranger things. In any case, it is due to having penetrated the ectoplasmic skin of the homicidal spirit in eight feature films.
The Mystery of the Clock, House Creel, The Upside Down, and the New Big Bad
However, we don’t know if Robert Englund’s Victor Creel will be the one to tell us what’s going on with the cursed clock in his family’s former home; nor its possible link with the Upside Down, in which the characters will be “longer” than in the other seasons, which “excites them a lot”; or with the new big bad that they show us in the trailer. It is called Vecna and comes from “the hellof the filmmaker brothers.
They wanted to give stranger things a horror figure with the category of Freddy Krueger himself, Pinhead or Pennywiseantagonist of Article . “It’s the monsters that have really inspired us this season,” admits Ross Duffer. “Another thing we really wanted to do was go back to the first season and create a monster that we could practically do. What you see here is a ninth percent of [efectos] practice”.
“And Vecna, throughout the season, is 90% practical,” he continues. “We wanted an on-set presence that our actors could react to, whereas in season three they were reacting to a beach ball. We wanted something that we could film, and I think that makes this villain scarier, more real and tangibleand we’re really excited for people to see it this season.” Jon Favreau and Baby Yoda like it.