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Netflix has created a scene from its hit paranormal series 'Stranger Things' in virtual reality. Don your headset – or just use a compatible web browser – and check it out below.

The clip lasts just under two minutes, and stars Winona Ryder.

Ryder plays the mother of a missing boy. 'Stranger Things' concerns the attempts of the small town to find said boy once he goes missing. But it soon becomes clear that there's a lot more to this case than a simple missing person.

In the clip, Ryder finds a way to communicate with her missing son using Christmas tree lights. Then it all goes pear-shaped.

'Stranger Things' has been described as a love letter to the paranormal films of the 1980s. The series is set in that decade, and recreates the feel very successfully, from the fashions down to the synth-heavy score.

Netflix has repeatedly flip-flopped over virtual reality. At the start of the year, it claimed it was "very interested" in VR, but then a couple of months later CEO Reed Hastings said it had nothing in the VR pipeline. Now comes this trailer.

Netflix has also previously created a VR 'storefront', which let viewers pick a film in a virtual reality environment. Though they could only watch it in the standard, non-360-degree way.

Who knows, maybe this clip is a sign of things to come...

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