Looking like the perfect family of the 50s or 60s, the husband, wife, daughter and son are soon dealing with strange goings on inside the house.
It seems to end in disaster too – with the father standing over the dead body of his two children moments later.
Cut to the timeline of Stranger Things, which was last seen in 1985, we see the gang break into the now derelict house to look for ‘clues’.
Clues to what, we don’t know… but whatever it is, it doesn’t seem good.
Steve (Joe Keery) is back in mum-mode alongside Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Max (Sadie Sink) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) as they try to find what they’re looking floor.
But an old and dusty grandfather clock, which seems connected to the Upside Down, may hold the answers.
The new teaser is the latest in a selection of mini-moments released by Netflix to keep fans eager for the supernatural series.
We already know that, after disappearing and seemingly dying at the end of season three, David Harbour’s Jim Hopper has been taken by Russian scientists.
According to the tease trailer,
the fourth season of Stranger Things goes beyond Hawkins, with David Harbour’s character Jim Hopper stranded in Russia. Set in a psychiatric hospital, the new Netflix series is back with stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, and Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler.
Suddenly, we cut to the present day, as Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Steve (Joe Keery), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), and Max (Sadie Sink) break into the abandoned Creel house.
“Could you maybe clarify what sort of clues we’re looking for here?” Steve asks.
“The world is full of obvious things,” Dustin says in a perfect British accent, imitating Sherlock Holmes. “Which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
The camera then cuts to the attic, where a giant grandfather clock is still ticking forward — which, taking Dustin’s words to heart, shouldn’t be happening if no one has been around to maintain it. Suddenly, the clock appears in the upside down, and the glass on its face begins to crack. End of preview.
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