Without a doubt, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took the world by storm.
More than 14 million Americans watched this popular SciFi horror TV series within 35 days of release.
The second season had a staggering rating of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The series already has a dedicated fan base and received numerous awards, including the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year, Best Sound Editing, Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama, and Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series.
Fans love its characters and storyline. David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Cara Buono, and other A-list actors turned this series into a hit.
Despite its popularity, there are some strange things that most fans don’t know about.
10. The Demogorgon Is Actually a Real Guy
At first sight, you might think that the Demogorgon is a fictional character created on the computer. Surprisingly, this character is actually played by a real guy in a giant monster suit. In some scenes, his arms have been made invisible.
9. The Duffer Brothers Used Steven Spielberg’s Work for Inspiration
The show’s creators did a ton of research before launching Strange Things. They’ve used popular films by John Carpenter, Stephen King, and Steven Spielberg for inspiration. It’s no wonder why this series turned out so great!
8. Millie Bobby Brown Initially Refused to Shave Her Head
The young actress initially refused to shave her hair off for the role. She accepted to do it after seeing how great Charlize Theron looked in Mad Max. We can only agree that, with or without hair, she looks amazing!
7. The Police Gear Is Identical to That in Jaws 1 and Jaws 2
Unless you’re a true Jaws fan, you might not have realized that the Hawkins Police Department’s uniforms and cars in Strange Things are identical to those used in Jaws.
6. The Show’s Producers Auditioned Over 1,200 Kids
The Duffer brothers not only did extensive research but also auditioned over 307 girls and 906 boys to make sure everything looks right. Their hard work has definitely paid off!
5. Eleven Might Be a Real Thing
Conspiracy theorists believe that there may have been real-life Elevans. They say that the government has stolen kids from their families, trying to tap into their paranormal abilities.
4. Jim Hopper’s Trailer Was Dirty Cheap
According to the show’s art department, Jim Hopper’s trailer cost just one buck. It’s surprising how much a dollar can buy!
3. The Duffer Brothers Had Doubts About Casting Sean Astin
Since Sean Astin was already a major Hollywood star, the producers were nervous in casting him. His character “Bob” gained praise from fans and the Duffer Brothers gave him a heroic death scene.
2. The Whole Team Had to Watch Classic Movies
1. The Upside Down Is Bad for Health
According to the Duffer brothers, living in the Upside Down for as little as one week would be enough to make you sick. This environment has actually changed Will both emotionally and physically. The producers are going to explore these aspects later in the series.
These are just a few of the many strange things about Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” As the show rolls out, we’ll see a lot more!
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