The love affair between Netflix and Yishun continues as the streaming platform heads down to the north of Singapore to promote the latest second season of Stranger Things.
To the joy of Singaporeans, the neighbourhood was first featured in a promo in March for the same show. In the new spot, multiple references were made from both seasons of Stranger Things. This included shadow-like monsters, which are the antagonists of the show, a young girl resembling the heroine, to coloured Christmas lights, which were a main feature of communication between a mother and son, characters from the first season.
The current spot concludes with a film crew yelling “Cut!” and unveiling that the spot is part of a film titled “Stranger Yishun”. But in a twist, the film crew realise this could possibly be a dejavu moment.
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Since its posting yesterday, the film garnered 130,063 views, over 3,300 reactions, 2,691 shares and 800 comments at the time of writing.
The spot in March featured an image of Yishun MRT station, shrouded in shadowy and dark looking colour treatment. It also features a spooky hazy figure riding past the station.
Yishun, as any Singaporean would know has in recent times gotten a lot of media attention. It has seen a slew of reports on crimes and crazy happenings. This ranges from murders, animal abuse cases, the busting of drug rings, traffic mishaps, driver conflicts and reports of residents who are psychologically unsound.
Meanwhile, for all you non Stranger Things fans, here's a quick summary of the show.
In the show, a group of pre-teen children explore the strange happenings which are occurring in their hometown. This leads to the discovery of an alternate universe called the Upside Down, which is home to man-eating monsters the children call “Demogorgons” which prey on humans. The new season showcases the same group of pre-teens one year later, recovering from the events only to find that the danger is far from over.
Creepy right? Happy Halloween!