The clip focuses on the “Creel House,” a now-abandoned house in the series’ Hawkins, Indiana where something tragic occurred decades earlier; in the teaser, the Stranger Things crew break in and investigate the haunted house, for reasons unknown.
A 12-second video posted on the Stranger Things Twitter sheds a little more light on the teaser, with headlines stating how a redacted person claims “vengeful demon killed family.” “Complete blood bath” inside the Creel House, another headline screams. Somehow, this all ties into the upside-down world of Stranger Things:
003. Tudum. Tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/XstukcMPld
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) September 24, 2021
(Spoiler alert: Nightmare on Elm Street’s Robert Englund, Freddie Krueger himself, plays the present-day-in-the-series version of the murderer, giving another clue to the new season’s tone and influence.)
Previous teasers for Stranger Things 4 — which will arrive on Netflix in 2022 after its return was postponed to the Covid-19 pandemic — have revealed the fate of David Harbour’s Hopper and returned to the series’ roots.