Stranger Things 4 Video Store Fridays Honors Filmmaker Joel Schumacher

It's been a little less than a month since the writing team for Netflix's Stranger Things 4 killed the lights and locked the doors on their weekly "Video Store Fridays" (VSF). For those of you new to it and didn't catch our obsessive coverage of it, every week, the writers would post five films that were on their minds that week that (in some, way, or form) had an influence on the upcoming season, and ending with an official VSF whiteboard that helped it all make sense. But to honor filmmaker Joel Schumacher, who passed away last month, VSF returned for "one night only" with five favorite Schumacher films (and leaving nothing to debate about what their top pick is)- and we're including the trailers to make things a little easier: The Lost Boys, Flatliners, Falling Down, Tigerland, and Phone Booth:

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A look at Stranger Things 4 (Image: Netflix)

In early March, the cast of Stranger Things took us inside the show's fourth season "secret" table read, which had more of a family reunion/return to summer camp vibe to it (if there with Demogorgons in the woods, that is) than a "going back to work" one. Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) revealed earlier that he had gotten his hands on the first four scripts when asked about starting production on the fourth season (which explains his good vibes heading into the table read): "I look forward to this so much. It's my favorite thing in the world, and I love working with these people. It's like a family. I read the first four scripts, and they are amazing. I can't wait to see where they go with the rest of the season." Here's a look at the table read video, followed by the original Hopper-revealing teaser:

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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