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'Stranger Things' Season 2 was probably inspired by these movie classics


Okay, so you've already cleared your entire weekend schedule to make room for a Stranger Things Season 2 binge. But what to do with your time between now and Friday at 12:01 AM Pacific time? Well, since you can't look ahead to Season 2 yet, maybe now's a good time to look back – at the films that helped inform the new run of episodes. Some of these homages are super-obvious and definitely intentional; others are subtler. All of them should help get you in the mood for Stranger Things Season 2. SEE ALSO: Who the'Stranger Things' creators gonna call?

'Stranger Pugs' may be the only thing better than 'Stranger Things'


Binge-watching the Netflix hit show Stranger Things may have left a hole in your television schedule, but don't worry because Doug the Pug is here to fill the void. While Doug is well known for dressing up as celebrity humans and recreating popular TV shows and music videos, his most recent creation of "Stranger Pugs" is by far the most creative (and adorable) clip yet. SEE ALSO: Doug the Pug delivers hugs and cheer to a children's hospital From Doug's representation of Barb to Eleven surrounded by Eggo waffles, Doug the Pug proves once again that he is the internet's favorite smush face.

Feed your enemies to Dart from 'Stranger Things' with this oddly satisfying generator


If you've watched Stranger Things 2, you'll know what happens if you feed a wee baby Demogorgon. And while Dustin's pet food of choice was nougat, Netflix's new website is letting you feed your worst enemies to D'Artagnan, or Dart. SEE ALSO: Here's what that creepy'Stranger Things 2' ending means for Season 3 Built to promote the second season of Stranger Things, "Feed Dart" is a quick and easy little generator which lets you upload an image of your choice for Dart to munch on. Head to the website, where you'll find a hungry pre-back legs Dart hanging out. Upload an image of your choice, be it a friend, enemy, or someone you'd just like to see chomped by a future Demodog.

Here's what 'Stranger Things' would look like if it were a romantic comedy


Netflix has embraced the sweet nostalgia surrounding its monster hit series Stranger Things. First, the company released mash-up movie posters for the upcoming second season of its hit paranormal thriller. Now Netflix is taking it one step further by releasing a romantic comedy re-cut of Stranger Things. SEE ALSO: The Duffers insist we call it'Stranger Things 2' like it's a movie sequel It's all a great nod to that classic re-cut trailer of The Shining, another work of horror where the humor comes from the juxtaposition of light-hearted laughs with the work's actual undercurrent of dread and terror. Having Nancy wield a gun a handful of times doesn't hurt, either.