I was right again!!! Stranger Things is a VAMPIRE show!!! No one else got that! Season 1- I proved that the show was a Vampire show. This season continues that theme with a Renfield! See my old review HERE!!!
Vampires especially Dracula uses a Renfield as a familiar. These are people who are quasi-vampires who do the bidding of the Vampire and bring them victims and assist them in their lives. This is seen in Dracula, Salem’s Lot, What We Do in The Shadows, and Stranger Things Season 3.
This episode is all about change and entropy. In the previous episode, Mullet-Guy was pulled down into the steel mill. In this episode, we learn that this was to make Mullet-guy into a familiar to the New Nosferatu!
If you’re not convinced that the new big bad is a Vampire:
- Lives in a dark crypt. ✔
- Kills small animals to live. ✔
- Takes a familiar. ✔
- Has familiar bring it a pretty victim. ✔
- Familiar is hypnotized. ✔
- Vampire moves from small animals to human victims. ✔
What we got here is a case of a Sci-Fi Nosferatu!!!
The big bad is feeding on rats and later has Mullet-Guy bring him a pretty victim to feed upon and likely enslave just like Lucy was enslaved by Dracula in Bram Stokers. The vampire story also explains the Winona Ryder casting because she was in the Bram Stoker Dracula film. Also, Mullet-guy is now dizzy and sick when he’s exposed to sunlight! HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!! *Spikes Ball* *Touchdown Dance*
Mike takes Hops lecture seriously and he starts lying to El. Then, El and Mike break up. Big Whoop. Don’t Care. Lucas and his girlfriend are much more interesting characters anyway. They have wit and drama. Mike and El’s relationship is basically a one-note in dullsville.
Steve, Robin, and Dustin have decoded the Russian message sort of. I’m actually coming to the belief that neck breaking Russian guy is in the upside down and they are trying to get back to the real world. Also, that the melted Russians from the first episode are actually the Big Bad from Season 2 and Season 3. The experiment fused them and now they are a combined angry monster vampire.
The episode ends as said before with Mullet-Renfield bringing the Monster a pretty victim. Just like in Dracula!