James Corden and «Stranger Things» Kid Stars Perform in Motown Group «The Upside Downs» And It’s Kind of Great

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The Hawkins Five! Turns out the child stars of Stranger Things – Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp – have a musical past… well, sort of.

On Wednesday’s The Late Late Show, host James Corden revealed that he was once in a Motown cover band with the Netflix stars.

“People thought it was weird that James hung out with us because he was an adult, but we actually went to school with him. He was held back a couple of years, but we’re in the same grade,” Wolfhard jokingly explained during the clip.

“The boys and I, we have so much in common. We love playing video games, we all like taking naps, most importantly, we all love Motown,” Corden said. “We sold out a retirement home for old folks and we killed. We killed, literally.”

When the group all went in to audition for Stranger Things – with Corden going “method” as Eleven, the British host was bummed to be the only one not cast.

“I’ll be fine as long as I don’t end up wearing a suit and sitting behind a desk,” he quipped.

And though the boys went on to have great success, McLaughlin noted, “That band was still the most creatively fulfilling thing I’ve ever been a part of.”

So “The Upside Downs” reunited for an epic performance on the CBS show, which featured a medley of songs from The Jackson 5, The Temptations, and The Four Tops. Turns out, the boys have some killer moves.

This article was originally published by: ET 

Make Your Own ‘Stranger Things’ Theme, Hear a Song From Season 2 Soundtrack

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S U R V I V E’s new «Walkin in Hawkins» is about as eerie and electronic as anything we’ve heard on the show.

Remember when Stranger Things first hit Netflix and it was all anyone could talk about and — amazingly — about half that discussion was about the soundtrack?

Everyone’s favorite nostalgic horror sci-fi thriller is back Oct. 27 and with it comes another stellar synth-heavy score produced by the duo S U R V I V E. Ahead of that return, on Thursday (Oct. 12), the act shared a track from the upcoming collection called «Walkin in Hawkins» that’s as eerie and electronic as anything else you’ve yet heard on the show.

The season 2 soundtrack hits digital shelves Oct. 20 and if you want to take a stab at your own synth experiment, head over to Synthier Things, a website that allows the viewer to manipulate the Stranger Things main theme via a web-browser modulator. There aren’t a million options, but it’s fun for a few minutes.

When you’re ready for the professional sounds of S U R V I V E, listen to «Walkin in Hawins» below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard 

Stranger Things Gets Season 2 Premiere Date

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Your Halloween just got way, way spookier. In a long-awaited confirmation, Netflix announced on Tuesday (July 11) that its smash paranormal thriller Stranger Thingswill be back in October. The news came via a tweet with a 25-second trailer that had just small glimpses of the show’s youthful cast, but plenty of the signature spine-tingling score.

The clip opens with a shot of a yellow road line with the year 1984 superimposed in the Stranger font, with the neon numbers quickly blinking out as a trio of BMX bikes ride over the line and the words «Only Gets Stranger» flicker into view.

With ominous, lightning-filled skies crackling above, the teaser ends with the words «Welcome to Hawkins» and the Oct. 27 return date.

As part of the announcement, Netflix provided the following timeline for the show’s dramatic arc:

1953, date unknown – MKUltra comes to Hawkins and begins experimentation

1979 – Police Chief Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins

1983, November 6 – The vanishing of Will Byers

1983, November 8 – The vanishing of Barbara Holland

2016, July 15 – Part 1

2017, October 27 – Part 2

The official season 2 description says it all, setting up some of the drama in the official show poster. «It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived

A 10-second trailer revealed at San Diego Comic-Con last month with the ominous promise, «a year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.» The show’s stars are seen rocking era-appropriate Ghostbuster costumes and a strange, spider-like monster looms on the horizon.

Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon of Austin, Texas, instrumental rockers S U R V I V E will once again provide the soundtrack to the show. Their spine-tingling compositions were compiled on two volumes of Stranger soundtracks released last year and the Dixon told Billboard in May “I don’t think we’ve gotten a ‘no’ yet this season,” speaking about their collaboration with the show’s creators the Duffer Brothers. “That did happen last season. I guess it’s getting easier once we’ve gotten over the initial learning stage.”

The pair could not talk about any specifics, though they did say to expect more synth-driven music on the second go-round. They did reveal that they were having fun writing for some new characters who are visiting Hawkins, Indiana, during the upcoming season, including Max, a 13-year old girl, and veteran comedic actor Paul Reiser, who joins the cast as a scientist. “It doesn’t seem necessary to have a strong theme for someone when they walk into the room,” Dixon said. “It’s more of a tone or a mood.”

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Actor de Stranger Things revela detalles del final de las segunda temporada

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Luego del suceso desatado durante el 2016 con el estreno de su primera temporada, el público está más que ansioso por obtener más Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, y obviamente Will y Barb.

Pues hay buenas noticias: Las filmaciones de la segunda temporada de Stranger Things ya finalizaron.

A propósito de su próximo estreno, el encantador Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) ofreció una entrevista a The Huffington Post en la que -citando al gran Chavo del 8– se le «chispotearon» varios detalles que nos adelantan el final de lo que veremos próximamente.

OMG!

«[Los fans pueden esperar] una gran cantidad de las explicaciones que estaban buscando, pero también hay nuevas historias entrando en juego de las que vas a querer oir hablar si hay una tercera temporada. También tenemos otro ‘cliffhanger’, así que va a ser emocionante».

Aunque directamente Gaten no reveló detalles concretos sobre las tramas, confirmó la intención del equipo de continuar con la serie en un futuro y que, de hecho, la segunda entrega termine en ‘cliffhanger’, al igual que ya ocurrió con la primera.

Ya se había conocido que la segunda temporada estará ambientada en el terrorífico Halloween de 1984, cerca de un año después de que Will consiguiese volver del Mundo del Revés y de que Eleven derrotase al Demogorgon, y que aparentemente desapareciese con él.

This article was originally Published by: E! News