It’s no secret Stranger Things has become a surprise pop-cultural phenomenon. Hence, all the times your friends and coworkers won’t stop talking about it. It’s easy to see why, too. Appealing to 80’s nostalgia is all the rage right now. Plus, its interesting characters, creative set pieces, and bizarre storytelling make it an homage to be proud of. It also lives up to its name. From Eleven’s telekinesis to Demogorgon, things certainly do get strange on the show. However, you might be surprised about some of the weird facts about Stranger Things. Ready to find your way into the Upside-Down? Here are 25 Best Facts About Stranger Things.
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The concept was envisioned by The Duffer Brothers after asking the question, "What if Spielberg made a Stephen King movie?"
The Duffer Brothers pitched it to several producers and executives, all who passed on the idea. Eventually, they teamed up with producer Shawn Levy and pitched the idea to Netflix. The rest, of course, is history.
Actor Gaten Matarazzo, who plays the role of Dustin, actually has something known as cleidocranial dysplasia, a disorder that affects the bones and teeth. He said he lost 100 roles before landing his role on Stranger Things.
Steve was originally scripted to be, quote, "the biggest douchebag on the planet." However, the creators thought actor Joe Keery brought a certain likable charisma to the character and wanted to keep his character around rather than ditching him at the end of the first season.
The Duffer Brothers showed Millie Brown a picture of Charlize Theron from Mad Max: Fury Road to convince her to shave her head for the role. Her mom tried to talk her out of it, but she said it was the best decision she ever made.