-STRANGER THINGS Synopsis and the Upside-Down Cheeseburger
I bought my special STRANGER THINGS-themed package of New Coke. I bought the Baskin-Robbins exclusive STRANGER THINGS Funko figure. I will NOT buy a freakin’ package of ketchup for some exorbitant fee! No matter how cute it is! Burger King is, you see, offering special STRANGER THINGS products, including a special cardboard crown, packets of ketchup, and the “Upside-Down Whopper.” Think about this last one for second. It’s just a burger. Flipped upside down. Anybody can walk into any freakin’ Burger King anywhere in the world, order a Whopper, and then flip the damn think upside down for himself! It’s just a burger that somebody turned upside-down! You can watch the admittedly cute commercial here.
Only certain Burger Kings are participating, though. Which means for most of us that if we want a packet of STRANGER THINGS ketchup or a crown we’re gonna have to buy it off some highway robber on eBay. I won’t do it! Instead I’ll just show you a picture of the ketchup in question.
As for the show itself, we finally have an official synopsis for season three of the hit series, and it tells us not a damn thing we didn’t already know. Here it is: “It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.” Uh-huh. I have no idea what the details of the plot will be for the show this year, and *I* could have written that synopsis! It’s all just so much ballyhoo.
The latest poster provides as much of a clue as anything. At least it gives us a good look at the new monster. Here it is:
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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