I absolutely loved the new Netflix show Stranger Things. The directors openly admit to being inspired by Spielberg, Stephen King, and John Carpenter, and the 80's throwback vibe is strong in this one. Spoiler: Mild Spoiler (Plus, am I the only one to catch the hilarious Harry Potter nod? If you didn't catch it, look for a lightning bolt.) For me personally, the E.T. references were strongest probably. And Stand by Me, at one point. The King and Carpenter influences are strong also. But there's so much 80's goodness, and the heavy emphasis on D&D was so wonderful. But the story stands on its own I think.