In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child, which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye.
It only gets stranger
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Did You Know?
There are many possible homages to the Silent Hill
(1999) series of games on the show, particularly the game Silent Hill: Homecoming
(2008). In addition to the similarities of the dark "Otherworld" of Silent Hill and the "Upside-Down" (both mirroring the real world, but decrepit and filled with a haze and falling flakes like ash), there are also living portals in inanimate walls, one of which an agent "Shepherd" tears into so he may pass through, just as the character Alex Shepherd does in Homecoming. Mike's (Finn Wolfhard
) family share the same last name with Deputy Wheeler from the same game. Elle (El) (Millie Bobby Brown
) is a prominent character in Silent Hill: Homecoming. An "Eleanor Gillespie" is mentioned in Stranger Things; the Gillespies are a crucially important family in the Silent Hill mythos (and Alessa Gillespie is a telekinetic little girl who spends most of her life in a hospital). The actor Finn Wolfhard (Finn Wolfhard
) bears an uncanny resemblance to Alex Shepherd's little brother, Joshua. See more
During several of the nighttime searches, characters use flashlights with modern bulbs (identifiable by their blue-white color and visibly different from the yellow-orange hue of period-correct flashlights). Ironically, if they had all used modern bulbs, the error wouldn't be nearly so obvious. See more
The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon
& Michael Stein See more