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    Updated on Jul 7, 2019. Posted on Mar 20, 2019

    The "Stranger Things 3" Trailer Is Here And It Will Get You Sooooo Pumped Up

    Is that a...SUPER-MUTATED Demogorgon?!

    GUYS. Not to alarm you, but the very first trailer for Stranger Things 3 is finally here and my heart is beating faster than Will Byers' Mind Flayer–possessed body:

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    As a refresher, it's been almost TWO YEARS since Stranger Things was on (Season 2 dropped in October 2017). And Season 3 will jump ahead to the summer of 1985.

    We open on everyone's favorite Demogorgon daddy, Dustin — he appears to have just arrived home from summer camp ("Camp Know Where," LOL) and this montage is very appropriately set to Mötley Crüe's moody 1985 hit "Home Sweet Home."

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    Gone is Dart and in his place is a...turtle?

    BUT WHERE'S THE WHOLE GANG?! They're hiding, of course, to surprise welcome him home! So cute...until poor Lucas gets a faceful of Steve's favorite: Farrah Fawcett Hair Spray.

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    Remember how Steve gave Dustin some A+ hairdo tips? And then he did it for the Snow Ball?!?!

    And this is the point where I start bawling like a lil' baby: A remixed version of The Who's ICONIC "Baba O'Riley" kicks in and, honestly, this combination of music and imagery is SO PERFECT it hurts.

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    Bad boy Billy has a summer job as a lifeguard.

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    This particular shot is not in the trailer (it's a production still) but OMG, MRS. WHEELER livin' out her romance novel dreams!

    Hop is waiting on someone for a romantic dinner, I ASSUME JOYCE...

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    How could you stand this beautiful man up?

    ...because, meanwhile, Joyce is eating a lovely microwave dinner.

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    Or, idk, it might not be a microwave dinner, but she's obviously just sitting on her sofa eating ~whatever~.

    There's a very fervent statement from one of the kids (sounds like Will): "We're not kids anymore."

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    MY BABIES HAVE GROWN UP!

    And then there's a shot of Will, sweaty and very sad, looking at photos of him and his friends that we saw back in seasons 1 and 2.

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    SIMPLER TIMES.

    LOL, still loving this blossoming buddyship between Steve and Dustin.

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    Steve's a good mom.

    We get a new glimpse of Starcourt Mall — which we KNOW will feature some huge battle by the end of the season.

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    Eleven looks very impressed (as any good '80s girl would).

    And people appear to be protesting the mall — there are signs like "Mom & Pop got kids to feed!"

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    Small-town life, ya know?

    Clearly Mayor Kline (Cary Elwes) will have his work cut out for him this season.

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    Also, how much are we loving '80s icon Cary being in this season?!

    My love Hopper shows up again, this time with a wonderful Miami Vice–esque shirt and a tragic gash on his head...

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    "I want you to feel like this can still be your home." CRYYYYYYING.

    He's probably lookin' for this baddie creeping through the funhouse.

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    BYE.

    Then there's a whole montage of our girl Eleven seemingly confronting the Mind Flayer.

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    There's a heck of a lot happening here: She's at the ocean, she's in the Upside Down, she's falling, she's screaming... Girl can't catch a break!

    And, HMMMM, it looks like Billy may have contracted a similar ~infection~ to what Will had in the past?

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    But A LOT more intense?!

    Some MACHINE explodes...

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    This is possibly in Hawkins Lab, but it was closed down at the end of last season, so this is more likely somewhere else.

    ERICA (Lucas's breakout star sister) goes all Die Hard on us!

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    What a gift this girl is.

    Murray Bauman (the wacky private investigator Nancy and Jonathan befriended) is back.

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    REMEMBER when he said, "So, Jonathan, how was the pull-out?" LOL.

    We get our first look at Jake Busey as a character named Bruce.

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    We know basically nothing about him so far.

    And, hey look, frozen Eggo waffles!

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    OF COURSE.

    Finally, WHAT do we suppose all the kids are looking at here, post-battle in the Starcourt Mall...

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    Oh, probably just this SUPER-MUTATED DEMOGORGON?!?!

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    GAAAHHHHHH.

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    I know, there's so much I DIDN'T cover — because there's A LOT TO PROCESS and my weak human brain can only handle so much. What did you see? What did you think? TELL ME BELOW!

    Stranger Things 3 drops July 4 only on Netflix!

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