Netflix describes its new series as “a love letter to the supernatural classics of the ‘80s,” and it’s certainly got that feeling all the way down to the Wes Craven-style font and Alan Howarth-worthy score. Premiering July 15, Stranger Things is the tale of a small-town boy who disappears without a trace, which the trailer seems to indicate is the result of either some kind of alien contact or some kind of government coverup.

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Still, the pacing and lighting is awesomely reminiscent of 1982's Poltergeist (and a salient reminder that it should never have been remade); hinging a supernatural thriller on a wide-eyed, scared-looking child plays into our all of our most primal, irrational fears and vulnerabilities, and Winona Ryder as a character who seems to be the boy’s mother is on perfect pitch, frazzled and desperate and ready to fight. “Maybe Will... saw something that he shouldn’t have,” a cop played by David Harbour ominously suggests. This is gonna be a great summer binge-watch.