Stranger Things 4 is the hottest thing in horror TV right now, and after giving us a teaser for Volume 2 a few weeks ago, Netflix has finally released a full trailer for these final two episodes. And unlike that first teaser, this new trailer is about more than just hyping us up for the season finale. It actually tells us a bit about what we can expect.
Most notably, it has a really somber tone from beginning to end, and a lot of the dialogue in it is very pessimistic. It lets us know that the gang’s final battle with Vecna isn’t going to be easy, and it even implies that the good guys might actually lose this time.
Granted, I don’t think anybody actually believes they will, but I still think the gloomy and downbeat feeling is really intriguing. For starters, it hints that maybe, just maybe, one of the main characters will die, and as much as I love this entire crew, I really want that to happen. I know it probably won’t, but I don’t remember any previous Stranger Things trailer being nearly this dark, so maybe the show really is ready to shock us with a major death (sorry, Barb doesn’t count!).
Even if I’m wrong about that and the good guys all make it out alive, there are other ways to darken up a story, so I’m still really encouraged by the tone of this Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 trailer. Maybe the season is going to end on a cliffhanger. Or maybe it’ll go the route of The Empire Strikes Back and close with the good guys on the ropes (even if they’re not quite defeated). However it plays out, I’m sure it’ll be great, and I fully expect it to hit us way harder than any other Stranger Things season finale so far.
Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 is currently streaming on Netflix, and Volume 2 hits the service on July 1.