news culture Disney+: 6 sci-fi movies and series for fans of Stranger Things Season 4
Disney + also has in its catalog science fiction tinged with fantasy like Stranger Things. On the occasion of the release of the fourth season of the Netflix series, the editorial staff of JV offers you 6 films and series in the same vein.
- On the other side
- The labyrinth
On the other side
On the other side is an anthology mini-series based on the comic books by RL Stine. Boom! Studios. Each episode follows a new character who finds themselves in a mysterious situation. The first recounts, for example, the complicated situation of a school for girls where strange events are happening. It is very reminiscent of the Goosebumps series or even The Fourth Dimension, mixing horror, fantasy and science fiction. Unlike Stranger Things, this series is aimed at a younger audience and has the advantage that it can be watched in any order.
The labyrinth and its sequels is a series of films that tells how only male teenagers with amnesia find themselves imprisoned in a giant maze. They are rationed every month and trapped inside a structure inhabited by monsters. One day, a mysterious girl arrives with a message “she’s the last one”. She even knows one of the boys present. It is the adaptation of the work of James Dasher: The Maze Runner and more particularly of the trilogy of the cycle of the test. The film adaptations are made by Wes Ball with a cast of young actors from series such as Game of Thrones or Teen Wolf.
Morgan follows Lee, who is sent to a remote and undisclosed location to learn more about the event that happened there. Inside is Morgana who looks innocent, but who is actually hiding a terrible secret. The film attempts to reference works like Ex Machina and Frankenstein by touching on similar themes. The actors themselves were acclaimed with Anya Taylor-Joy (Le Jeu de la Dame) in the front line for her performance as Morgane, despite a realization by Luke Scott that was too classic.
- All about Morgane on AlloCiné
Para//els is often considered a French version of Stranger Things. Created by Quoc Dang Tran, the series follows four friends – Bilal, Romane, Samuel and Victor – whose lives are shattered during a mysterious event that sends them to parallel dimensions. The series is short – it’s only six episodes long – which heightens the storytelling, resulting in an enjoyable sci-fi tale. With this series, France once again dares to produce science fiction and (finally) reconnects with a genre of which it was the pioneer. Good news, Parallèles has been renewed for a second season.
The film Phenomena is intended for a fairly mature audience, as it has been rated R-rated. It is in fact prohibited at least 17 years old. It centers on a strange event, that of a collective suicide having taken place within the city of New York in the middle of Central Park. Neither one nor two, the government embarks on a hunt for terrorists even if they do not really know what happened. At the same time, a couple decides to flee this invisible killer. The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who is best known for Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Split and Glass. The horrific tension is permanent in this thriller, which makes it one of its main strengths.
We end with another M. Night Shyamalan movie. ”’Signes follows the Hess family and more particularly Father Graham who has just lost his wife. He must raise his two children alone, despite a difficult situation. In one of their fields, they discover gigantic crop circles, proof for the father of the existence of extraterrestrials. These are real crop-circles that were created for the film, it would also have been a question of creating dozens of them across the country for promotion. Indeed, the director admitted to having a fascination for his mysterious symbols. Despite a lackluster response from the general public, Signs remains a staple of M. Night Shyamalan.
- All about Signs on AlloCiné