Netflix’s Stranger Things Creators Admit They Drew Inspiration from The Last of Us and Silent Hill

The duo drew inspiration from games like The Last of Us, Silent Hill, Dark Souls and more.

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The recent Netflix hit show, Stranger Things, has been compared more than once by the gaming community to games like Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and Silent Hill.

The show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, sat down for an interview with IGN, in which they revealed they drew inspiration from several video games, such as The Last of Us, Silent Hill, Dark Souls and more.

Ross:Silent Hill is the one most people have picked up on because that’s the least subtle one with the look of the Upside Down and with all the fog and the forest dripping.”

Commenting on the The Last of Us resemblance, Matt added, “I love that game and the storytelling in that game and a lot of the imagery.”

We’re huge, huge fans of the Dark Souls games, and there’s something about when you’re playing Dark Souls – immediately when you’re in that world, it was to do with the imagery, it has to do with the sound design, and you’re just immediately very uncomfortable and on edge.

If you ever watched it, you’d know that its atmosphere is actually really similar to the aforementioned video games. So glad to see people in different industries taking video games as inspiration.