Like previous Seasons “Stranger Things season 3 has many references to the 1980s. Including pop culture, movies, and television as well as music. One of the biggest references was to the film “The Neverending Story” which was actually referenced in season multiple times. At one point Dustin and his girlfriend Suzie sing the theme song from the film together. In Stranger Things the character of Dustin is played by Gaten Matarazzo and his girlfriend Suzie is played by newcomer to the cast Gabriella Pizzolo.
The Neverending Story was released in theaters in 1984 and it’s theme song became a memorable hit for children growing up in the mid-1980s.