25 Best Facts About Stranger Things

Posted by , Updated on July 10, 2018


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?"

spielberg kingSource: http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/the-duffer-brothers-upside-down-journey-to-stranger-things.html

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.

duffer brothersSource: http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/the-duffer-brothers-upside-down-journey-to-stranger-things.html

While in development, they called the project "Montauk," named after the New York beach. They scrapped the name and location when they found out it was too hard to film in winter.

montaukSource: https://techiegamers.com/stranger-things-facts/

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.

gaten matarazzoSource: https://www.self.com/story/stranger-things-star-gaten-matarazzo-shares-what-life-is-like-with-his-rare-bone-disorder

Netflix loved the concept so much they ordered a full season 24 hours after hearing it.

netflixSource: https://www.techtimes.com/articles/171328/20160725/netflix-bought-full-season-of-stranger-things-the-day-after-hearing-its-pitch.htm

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