Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Six: The Monster 

Hopper and Joyce find the truth about the lab's experiments. After their fight, the boys look for the missing Eleven.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Matthew Modine ... Dr. Martin Brenner
Joe Chrest ... Ted Wheeler
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Rob Morgan ... Officer Powell
Aimee Mullins ... Terry Ives
John Reynolds ... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


Nancy flees from the Upside Down following Jonathan's voice and cross the gate. Jonathan stays with the scared Nancy in her bedroom and Steve sees them together and believes Nancy is betraying him. Mike misses El that steals Eggo waffles from a supermarket. Hopper and Joyce visit Terry Ives that is catatonic. Her sister explains that she participated in a government project using drugs and had a miscarriage of her baby. However she claims that she delivered the baby that was alive. Jonathan and Nancy purchase weapons to hunt down the monster. However Jonathan meets Steve writing with spray bad things about Nancy; they fight and Jonathan is arrested by the police. Lucas follows his compass and stumbles upon the Hawkins Laboratory. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Troy pulls the knife on Mike and Dustin it is reminiscent of Stephen King's IT when the bully uses his switchblade to carve his initials on one of the kids. See more »


When Eleven is looking at her mirror image in the lake, the morning light is illuminating the right side of her face, but the mirror image in the lake is being illuminated from her right as well. As a mirror image, her mirrored face should have been illuminated from the left. See more »


Mike Wheeler: El are you okay? El!
Eleven: [crying] Mike... I'm sorry.
Mike Wheeler: Sorry? What are you sorry for?
Eleven: The gate... I opened it... I'm the monster.
Mike Wheeler: No... no El, you're not the monster. You saved me. Do you understand? You saved me.
[pulls her into a hug. Dustin joins in]
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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »


Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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Meet Your Monster.
8 July 2018 | by SendiTolverSee all my reviews

'The Monster' is action packed thrilling episode that starts to draw the ring close. The episode is faster in pace, much more is going on, as for now we have very clear picture about all the important characters and their motives, what drives them. Some very important questions get the answers while some new mysteries open up. 'The Monster' uses may classic story development devices that some might find cliche, but these are crucially important to move the story forward. Also the first real experience of melodramatic human relationship triangle forms out between Nancy, Steve and Jonathan. Again, the seeming cliches that were used to move the story forward had nice and quite unexpected outcomes. Not the strongest episode, but it had one very unnerving cliffhanger that leaves every viewer expect more.

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