10 Metal Movies To Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson (Stranger Things)

Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Warning: Stranger Things Season 4 Spoiler!

Stranger Things Season 4 gave us so much to talk about and so much to enjoy but it also made us cry with the brutal and very emotional death of the fan-favorite character Eddie Munson. This season the creators of the series The Duffer Brothers introduced us to Eddie and everybody instantly loved him because of his charming flaws and his obsession with everything metal. The character goes on a life-changing journey with the gang this season and learns that he can’t run away from everything now and that he has to stand his ground and fight. So, if you also loved Eddie Munson and want to honor him in any way you can here are some metal movies you should that would make the soul of our season’s favorite character very happy.


Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: In this hilarious and outrageous blood-soaked adventure, the members of a heavy metal band inadvertently open the gates to hell when they play a forbidden piece of sheet music. The producers of Housebound and Starry Eyes bring you the most Metal action horror film of all time — Deathgasm! Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. Their classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers…and this is only the beginning! It’s up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.

Wayne’s World

Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne’s World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne’s basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called “Wayne’s World” on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of “Wayne’s World”—and he also wants Wayne’s girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra. Director Penelope Spheeris, Myers and Carvey hang a lot of silly, but funny, jokes on this thin plot, and the energy of the cast—as well as the wild pop-culture references—make Wayne’s World a cut above the average Saturday Night Live spin-off movie.

Detroit Rock City

Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: Edward Furlong and Natasha Lyonne star in this lively, hard-rocking coming-of-age comedy about four boys desperate to attend a KISS concert in Detroit.

This is Spinal Tap

Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: David St-Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel have been friends since they performed as children outside London’s tube stations. Working under a succession of names, they eventually found success in 1967 as Spinal Tap. Within a year, their singles were climbing the charts. The band expanded and in 1983, armed with a new record label, they returned to America after an absence of six years. They were greeted by film director Marty Di Bergi – a Spinal Tap fan for sixteen years. This is the film he made of their tour into the American heartland.

Metallica Through the Never

Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER is a music-driven feature film that combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyong the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena audience.


Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: In this hilarious spoof of the music industry, three intelligence-challenged rock’n’ rollers (Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler) decide to take drastic action after their music continually falls on deaf ears. They break into a radio station, hoping to get their demo played on the air. But when the deejay (Joe Mantegna) and station manager (Michael Mckean) refuse to play their song, the boys have no choice but to take the entire radio station hostage.


Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: It’s the year 1970 and as Black Sabbath record their first album and mark the birth of heavy metal, Hera Karlsdottir is born on the cowshed floor at her parents farm in rural Iceland. The years of her youth are carefree until a tragedy strikes. Her older brother is killed in a accident and Hera blames herself for his death. In her grief she finds solace in the dark music of heavy metal and dreams of becoming a rock star. As the years pass on the farm buried under a shroud of snow and a looming ominous mountain Hera practices her guitar skills and dreams of forming a band. Hera is a rebellious, misunderstood delinquent in her early twenties who can’t help but get into trouble. She dreams of escaping out into the world but somehow always ends up at her own doorstep. When her childhood friend returns intent on marrying her and a young priest moves to the farming community the wheels of fate start turning. Hera has to grow up, find her own voice and realize she can’t run away her whole life.

Lord of Chaos

Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things
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Synopsis: In 1987 Oslo, 17-year-old Euronymous becomes fixated on creating “true Norwegian black metal” with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band’s name on the map, but the lines between show and reality begin to blur.

Heavy Trip

Movies to Watch in Honor of Eddie Munson Stranger Things

Synopsis: In this offbeat comedy from Finland, amateur metal band Impaled Rektum are stuck in a small town, working day jobs and dreaming of making it big. After a surprise visit from a heavy metal music promoter, the band decide it’s time to play a real gig. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a drummer in order to make their dreams a reality. Includes English subtitles (user may need to turn subs on).

Metal Lords

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Synopsis: Two kids start a metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about metal. They can’t find a bassist, but there is this one girl who plays the cello. They need to work together if they’re going to win the Battle of the Bands.

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