Whilst the epic sci-fi horror is probably one of the best things to have ever graced our screens, there are also plenty of other series or films you may not have seen yet, which are arguably similar to Stranger Things.
Since the ending episode of season 3 (The Battle of Starcourt), fans have been searching for anything to watch that is similar to the hit TV series that first aired on Netflix in 2016. Although Stranger Things is not possibly replaceable, we can still binge watch our favourite genres whilst we wait for season 4 to come out (however long that will take).
We want sci-fi, we want horror, we want mystery and most importantly we want strangeness. And well, I have the perfect list to keep you going for a while, so slip on your favourite PJ’s and get comfy. Oh, and by the way, I like my popcorn sweet, not salted.
1. Dark (Netflix)
This Netflix original, German sci-fi thriller is the perfect place to start. A child goes missing in a small town and four families are confronted with the mystery of its sinful past as they hunt. This supernatural drama is full of suspense and secrets that lead back to 1986. Excuse me whilst I re-watch the trailer for the seventh time because it looks that damn good.
2. IT (2017 – IMDb/Amazon Prime)
In the summer of 1989, a group of kids from a cursed town are faced with an evil, shape shifting clown named Pennywise who emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on children. Do they defeat him? Or will they never be seen again? Oh, I should also mention that Mike from Stranger Things features in this film, only he looks a lot younger and he’s called Richie.
3. The OA (Netflix)
A young woman returns home after a 7-year disappearance but doesn’t speak a word of what happened to her. With mysterious, new abilities she has a plan up her sleeve, but she may need help from others. I mean sure, count me in.
4. The Mist (Netflix)
There’s something deathly and harrowing about a mysterious fog that follows residents of a Maine village. Based on Stephen Kings 1980 terrifying novella, I doubt anyone will be getting out of this easily. The mist is always waiting.
5. Riverdale (Netflix)
This mystery involves a group of high school students who are shocked by the death of a popular classmate. However it’s not long before more murders unfold, and well, these teens need to figure out what the hell is going on. Y’know, normal teen stuff.
6. Another Life (Netflix)
So, a gigantic alien spaceship lands on earth and astronaut Niko Breckinridge needs to understand why… Fair enough. Leading the interstellar mission, huge dangers face her crew as they attempt to search for alien intelligence.
7. Annihilation (Netflix)
This trippy, sci-fi horror film follows a group of scientists as they enter “The Shimmer” aka. a strange, huge, quarantined zone mutating plants and animals. What is this place? And if humans go in, will they ever come back out? This one is really going to freak you out.
8. The Rain (Netflix)
Six years after a rain-carried virus wipes out most of the Scandinavian population, two siblings leave safety in hunt for signs of life. But the world is dangerous now, and not everyone can be trusted. What do you expect? It’s post-apocalypse.
9. American Horror Story (Netflix)
This twisted anthology toys with people’s everyday horrors and fears. Every season tells a different story of strange evil, with new characters and settings including a murder house and an asylum full of crazies. The best thing about this is that you’re getting nine stories in one. I know, it’s genius.
10. Sense 8 (Netflix)
In this intense thriller, eight complete strangers find themselves connected to each other through telepathy. In realising their powers, trying to figure out what happened results in a mysterious organisation hunting them down. If that doesn’t sound like the most enticing thing ever, I don’t know what will.
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