‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: Watch The Shocking, Gruesome Opening 8 Minutes

Did you know today is National Streaming Day? Yeah, some corporate stooge came up with that phony holiday to try and lure you into a subscription you probably don’t need. And to do that, they’re dropping teasers for new and returning shows everywhere. Netflix is getting into the game today with the first eight minutes of Stranger Things season 4.

After a fairly wholesome start, this opening bit of footage comes to a bloody, violent conclusion. I’ll let you watch and see for yourself, but it’s an ominous start to the show that fans have been waiting three long years to return.

That said, the Duffer Brothers have made the wait worth it. Season 4 will be 5 hours longer in length than any other season, with episodes 7 and 9 of feature-length runtime. Episode 7 will clock in at 98-minutes, and nearly 2 1/2 hours for season finale episode 9! Even episode 8 will run for 85-minutes.

We’ve known for a while the season would be split into two volumes, but now we can see the unorthodox way of its division. The first seven episodes will land on May 27th, so only a week away for those, while the final two episodes hit on July 1st.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.