Like the rest of America, I became obsessed with the Netflix original series Stranger Things. I am their target demo: A dude of a certain age who grew up when the story is set; I played Dungeons & Dragons with friends (though I was more of a Axis & Allies guy); and I eventually found my way to all of the music that makes up the show’s soundtrack. And, of course, I love Winona Ryder.
But there was something else that absolutely captivated me about the show, and it was immediate but had nothing to do with the story. I LOVED the title sequence, and more specifically, the title font. Well, it turns out I am not alone.
A handful of articles have now popped up that examine the font, its storied past in horror and science fiction, and why we love it so.
Collider has a great write-up that also features some previous examples you’re sure to recognize.
As does Inverse.
I might need to get a tattoo off this. Better yet, one that reads “Winona Forever!”