Per the promo visuals, Stranger Things looks like it'll play out as the ultimate homage it purports to be. Hints of Super 8, E.T., Stand by Me, Goonies, Gremlins, Twin Peaks, and Poltergeist are easy to spot -- the title font even resembles that of an old Stephen King book. (Is this the Amblin: The TV Show we've been waiting for?)
"I think the audience will love the nostalgic voyage back in time before technology had completely" taken over, Ryder, who's notching her first proper TV lead on the heels of Show Me a Hero, told People last month. "This is a genre that I enjoy watching, but haven't necessarily explored before."
All eight episodes of Stranger Things, also featuring Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Matthew Modine, and Charlie Heaton, arrive July 15.