Squids! Octopi! Aliens! What do all of these things have in common? That’s right, tentacles. Okay, aliens maybe not always, but the rest are definitely tentacled. Whether or not you’re going to have a biological tentacle, or a mechanical one, these appendages are long, limber and part of many people’s fantasies. You know what I’m talking about. Anyway, here’s our Top 10 Tentacled Beings.
Netflix’s 80’s horror masterpiece returns for a second season. The Duffer Brothers first series introduced us to the town of Hawkins; Indiana, the vague yet menacing government agency and the nightmarish otherworld that they accidentally punched a hole into; and the plucky kids who help solve the problem by helping their lab-rat and new best friend known only as Eleven.
I could spot the Steven King/John Carpenter homages pretty much straight away in season 1 last year, and have – over time – gathered a few of the other 80’s cinema references that have been woven together into something that can broadly be considered original. But my heart belongs to games, and I was wholly sucked in to the Dungeons & Dragons references over anything else, and the ragtag band of young adventurers interpreting their unfathomable situation through the lens of fantasy.
It’s through the eyes of a gamer I watched Stranger Things 2, and once again I was not disappointed. Expect some spoilers throughout… (more…)