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Netflix Releases Season 2 of Stranger Things!

Sarah Fairchild/Correspondent

The smash hit “Stranger Things” is back- and creepier than ever; with the rise of the prophesied Thessalhydra, the return of the mysterious Eleven, and a more in-depth exploration of the Upside-Down. Fans of the show have already over-analyzed the trailers, diagnosing every potential theory imaginable and creating incredible predictions as to what season two might entail. #Justice4Barb!

For those culture-deprived souls who have not seen the show, “Stranger Things” was created by the Duffer brothers Ross and Matt. It is primarily a combination of the science fiction, horror, and mystery genres; pulling themes and influence from Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and a host of classic thrillers and sci-fi movies.

This show has everything, from monsters and inter-dimensional paranormal forces to a secret laboratory that performed twisted experiments, all with a truly authentic 1980’s setting.

The first season was released in July of 2016. Set in 1983, the show centers on a group of kids- Mike, Lucas, and Dustin- as they search for their friend Will who mysteriously disappeared one night. Along the way, they meet a psycho-kinetic girl named Eleven and are forced to confront a sinister group of government-funded scientists. Oh, and not to mention a grotesque creature called the Demogorgon.

In season two, Will Byers, who was trapped in the Upside-Down for most of season one, will take center stage as a new monster surfaces, and a new mystery unravels. In an interview with Parade magazine, Ross Duffer said that “We wanted to treat this like a movie sequel and up the ante in the way that our favorite movie sequels did so well.”

Sound good? Well, the Duffer Brothers promise that season two will be exceptional. Not only will the writing push the envelope for darker content, but the already all-star cast of Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, and David Harbour will expand with the addition of Paul Reiser, Sean Austin, Sadie Sink, and Dacre Montgomery.

All nine episodes of the second season will stream on Netflix beginning Friday, October 27.

So grab your microwaveable popcorn and your spiked baseball bats as you settle in for a new round of thrills with “Stranger Things 2.”