Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Eight: The Upside Down 

Joyce and Hopper are taken in for questioning. Nancy and Jonathan prepare to fight the monster and save Will.


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


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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
John Reynolds ... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers


Hopper and Joyce are interrogated by Dr. Brenner and his agents. Hopper makes a deal with Dr. Brenner in order to go to the Upside Down with Joyce to rescue Will. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy set up bear trap at Jonathan's home to kill the monster. Out of the blue, Steve arrives and is forced to fight the monster with Nancy and Jonathan. Brenner and his agents arrive at school to capture El, but she reacts protecting her friends with her powers and the blood attracts the monster. What will happen to them? 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?


The scene where they are running through the school to get away from Dr Brenner (Matthew Modine) is reminiscent of The Breakfast Club (1985) when the kids are trying to evade Vernon. See more »


In "The Upside Down" the form of CPR used by Chief Hopper is actually the latest method of CPR (30 compressions:2 breaths) introduced in the 2010's. The way CPR was performed in 1983 was 5 compressions:1 breath. See more »


Dustin Henderson: [Upon finding the pudding] Found it! I knew she was hoarding it- knew it! Always lying, saying she's out. Baldfaced liar.
Dustin Henderson: Mike! I found the chocolate pudding!
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References Alien (1979) See more »


Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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Low quality monster animation
17 February 2017 | by arafath-55075See all my reviews

Overall, this TV series is very good but the season finale is a bit disappointing because of the low quality animation of the monster. When the monster was killing the government agents, special squads and also Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) killed the monster at the end they could have shown much better animation of that monster. It was also very silly scene when the boy wanted to kill the monster with the toy arbalest/catapult. Hopefully, season 2 will be much better than season 1 with better quality animation.

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