Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Five: The Flayed 

Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.


Uta Briesewitz


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 1 more credit »




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
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler (voice)


Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


The M&Ms moment is especially funny considering two things: El has been calling herself a different species due to an overheard comment from Mike and M&Ms were almost used in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (Reese's Pieces got used instead). This makes the moment a minor callback to that movie. See more »


When Mike pours some of his M&M's into El's hand, you can see one of the M&M's is red, however, red M&M's were discontinued between 1976 and 1987 due to concerns that some red dyes were a health risk. See more »


Hospital Receptionist: [on the phone while Nancy is trying to get through for help] I don't care how good her pie is, I don't want her in my damn house!
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »


Stairway Chase
[From the film "Midnight Run (1988)"]
Composed by Danny Elfman
Performed by Danny Elfman
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Fun and exciting.
29 July 2019 | by cruise01See all my reviews

Episode 3.05 (5 out of 5 stars).

The episode continues with its fast paced story that feels like a 1980s movie thriller. Joyce and Hopper being chased by a big bad Russian guy that almost looks like he is acting in a Terminator movie. And they took a Russian scientist Alexi who is awkward and charming in a way. Mike, Eleven, Lucas, and Max go to the hospital with Nancy and Jonathan to find the lady who was infected by that monstrous thing. Only to discover something sinister. Robin, Dustin, and Steve discover an underground facility and are trying to find a way out.

The episode is a lot of fun. Action packed. Funny, and every scene moves at a fast pace. The final few mins with a monstrous thing forming was scary and exciting.

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