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What was Alice Creel guilty of?

In season 4 of Stranger Things we learn that uses his victims' own guilt to kill them. As far as serial killers go, he seems very consistent in his motive and methodology. However, his earliest ...
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Why does Robin make a comment about Nancy having a Tom Cruise poster?

In S04E04, roughly 10 minutes in, Robin enters Nancy's room, and immediately comments about her having a Tom Cruise poster, and Nancy says that the poster is "old". What's the joke/reference ...
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Why isn't Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" mentioned in the credits at the end of the "Stranger Things" episode? [duplicate]

In Season 4, Epsisode 4... when Max is spellbound by the very evil Vecna, in an attempt to break the spell, the gang of kids place headphones on Max and play her favorite song: Running Up That Hill, ...
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Why did they need Hazmat suits in the upside down in season 1, but not season 3?

In season 1 of Stranger Things the environment in the Upside Down was shown to be toxic. Prolonged exposure was dangeorus and the scientists exploring it all wore full hazmat suits. Will was also ...
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Why is the song Running Up That Hill so meaningful to Max?

In season 4, Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill is revealed to be Max's favorite song. She is heard listening to it on her Walkman and it's ultimately used to free her from Vecna when she is possessed ...
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How much does the general public know of the series' events?

In Stranger Things, I'd like to have an overview of what the general public know of the events of the series and how it relates to the real events. This is in reference to a woman's remark on "...
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Why did Friendly Orderly not remove the implant himself?

In Chapter Seven of Stranger Things 4, the Friendly Orderly character shows Eleven a small implanted device in his neck, just under the skin. El rips the item out with her telekinesis. Since this was ...
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Why didn't the Demogorgon bring Jonathan to the Upside Down?

In the first season of Stranger Things, Nancy and Jonathan attract the Demogorgon with blood to kill it. When it comes, it attacks Jonathan trying to bite him. Why doesn't the Demogorgon bring ...
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Why did Nancy forgive Steve even after he called her a slut?

In Chapter 6: The Monster of Season 1 of Stranger Things, Steve had seen Nancy and Jonathan together in her house. Based on what he saw he assumed that Nancy and Jonathan are together, and that Nancy ...
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Why is Stranger Things set in the early 80s?

The Netflix hit series Stranger Things revolves around a group of teenagers who face various supernatural creatures after the advent of Eleven in their home town of Hawkins, Indiana. The timeline of ...
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Why does Will Byers not like girls?

In the third season of Stranger Things it became very evident that Will doesn't like the company of girls, especially his friends' girlfriends Max and Eleven. Why is it so? Why was he so averted to ...
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Did all the human hosts of the Mind Flayer die in Stranger Things 3?

At the end of Stranger Things season 3, did all those people that the Mind Flayer took as hosts - Heather, Tom, Mrs. Driscoll and others - die together with the monster?
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Does the Mind Flayer return to the Upside Down world?

During the seasons of Stranger Things we can see that the Mind Flayer can join a human and has power over the host. Will was the first one to suffer this but they could take it out before the portal ...
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What is the purpose of this "red room" in Stranger Things?

In Stranger Things, we frequently see Jonathan go inside this to "refine" his photos or something. I don't quite understand what happens here. He puts the photo in water, and somehow this makes it ...
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Why is Matthew Modine first in the credits of Stranger Things S02 EP09? [duplicate]

We see Matthew Modine (Dr Brenner) two times in Stranger Things S02 and he's first on the opening credits of the EP09. My only theory is maybe he accept to join the casting only if he's first on the ...
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What gadget does Will have on his wrist in "Stranger Things" S03E08?

Here are two screenshots from Stranger Things S03E08 with the gadget in question: It does not look like a wrist watch. Is it maybe some kind of portable video game?
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What is the classification difference between these Russian Hazmat suits?

While watching the latest season of Stranger Things, I noticed during episode 3.05 or 3.06 that some of Russian scientist working on their 'plasma blaster' (energy source to open the gate) are running ...
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How did the music get into the transmission?

In Stranger Things Series 3 episodes 1 and 2 the characters are dealing with a radio transmission. They identify the source of the transmission from the music included in the audio. How does the ...
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What happened to Eleven at the end of season 3?

How did Eleven lose her powers in Stranger Things season 3? If it is from pain, then it is not consistent because there would have been more pain during the event than after the event. If it is from ...
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What's the meaning of Dustin nickname in season 3?

At the end of Stranger Things' season 3, we saw that Dustin has a new nickname: Dusty-bun. Also, we saw that As I'm not a native English speaker, I can't understand those nicknames as a fluffy thing. ...
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What is the parallel of Day of the Dead with Stranger things?

Stranger Things has a habit of foreshadowing the future in the form of games. In season one it was Dungeons & Dragons and in season 2 it was Dragon's Lair, but in the first episode of season 3 ...
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How did Will Byers know where the letters were on the wall in Stranger Things? [duplicate]

In the first season of Stranger Things, communication between the real world and the upside down seems to have some interesting properties. Initially communication only seems possible as echoes of ...
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Why was Jonathan so quick to put out the fire on the monster?

In the US TV series Stranger Things S01E08 The Upside Down, Jonathan, Nancy, and Steve had managed to set the monster on fire: Not many seconds later, Jonathan uses a fire extinguisher to douse the ...
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What is the Russians' goal in Stranger Things S3?

In Season 3 of Stranger Things, the Russians are in Hawkins to Is there some explanation as to why I missed?
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Why was Bob "the brain" working at RadioShack?

In the Netflix series Stranger Things 2, why was Bob "the brain" working at RadioShack when he knew BASIC and was quite intelligent from what we learn about him during the show? Was it just to have an ...
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Why is the portal so hard to close in Stranger Things 2, when the monster opened many in the first season?

In Stranger Things 2, they say the portal takes a lot of energy to close, and that only El has the power to close it. But in the first season, portals to the Upside-Down crop up all over the place- in ...
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Is investigator Murray a Russian spy in Stranger Things 2?

Many ideas just come to my mind after watching the S2E5&6. This private, free-lance investigator seems strangely mysterious to me, obviously when Murray stores a lot of Vodka in his refrigerator. ...
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Why do M4 guns appear in Stranger Things?

Well, as we know Stranger Things is in the 80s (not later than 1984). The gun in those scene looks exactly like the M4 model while the M4 is in service in 1994. Is this a mistake or I take it wrong?
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What happened to the thing that Will puked?

At the end of Stranger Things season 1, we can see Will puking up a slug in the bathroom. A year later, the events of the second season occur. In the second season, we can see D'art grow to become a ...
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Dustin's Grrrr - Fake or real?

Dustin in Stranger Things performs a "grrrr" at multiple occasions. The sound is weirdly pleasing. I dont think anyone else could produce the same sound. One could ...
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Why did Eleven say goodbye to Mike if she knew she could go back?

In season 1 of Stranger Things, shortly before killing the Demogorgon, El says goodbye to Mike and disappears. In season 2, right after the kill, she seems to be surprised to be in the Upside Down and ...
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What is the purpose of Max's brother Billy in Stranger Things 2?

In Stranger Things 2, Billy is a new character, along with his sister Max. She has a purpose: she helps the party, but what about Billy? His main actions were to pick up Max in his car and prevent ...
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Why does Will know Morse code?

At the end of Stranger Things' second season, we see that Why does Will know Morse code? Did I miss something? Hopper and Eleven know it, Hopper due to his military training, Eleven due to being ...
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Is Ray telling the truth about Dr. Brenner in Stranger Things: The Lost Sister?

In the first season finale episode of Stranger Things, we saw the demogorgon attacking Dr. Brenner. So, it was presumed that he is dead. However, in S02E07 aka Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister, a lab ...
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Dr Brenner's intentions with Eleven

Spoilers. Don't read if haven't seen Stranger Things season 1. In the first season, right from the starting, we are shown that Dr. Brenner is in search for Eleven. Apparently they were testing on her,...
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Why do lights blink when it appears?

Might contain spoilers! In the TV series Stranger Things, more particularly in S01 E08, in Will's house when the Demogorgon appears, just before that the lights blink, like an indication of it's ...
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Is there any connection between Stranger Things and IT movie?

Are Stranger Things and IT in the same universe? In season 2 episode 3 of Stranger Things while Bob drives Will to school, Bob tells Will about a terrifying experience he had as a kid where a clown ...
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Where was the Mind Flayer in Season 1?

In Stranger Things, the Mind Flayer is a pretty big deal, as it is essentially the brain of the Upside Down, or at least some elements of it. For instance, it is responsible for spread the vines ...
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How does Mike know that the monster craves blood?

In “The Upside Down”, the final episode of the first season of Stranger Things, the monster attacks our heroes and a group of ill-intentioned adults as they stand in a hallway at Hawkins Middle School....
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How did Dragon's Lair foreshadow the story of Stranger Things 2?

In Stranger Things, playing Dungeons & Dragons foreshadowed the upcoming threat in season 1 and I expected the same from season 2, but I can't make out how the Dragon's Lair arcade game ...
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What is the significance of newspaper shot in Stranger Things S02E01?

In Stranger Things S02E01, we got a shot of a newspaper bundle: But what is the significance of this newspaper bundle? Why is a close shot of this newspaper given? Is there something I am missing ...
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What happens to the portal at the Hawkins middle school?

In "Trick or Treat, Freak" (Stranger Things, S02E02), there is a flashback scene in which Eleven returns to the human world from the Upside Down by crawling through a portal: After she exits, there ...
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Which Dungeons & Dragons character class does Max belong to?

In continuation of Do the kids from Stranger Things have any analogues to the Dungeons & Dragons game characters? Does the new character, Max also belong to some Dungeons & Dragons character ...
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Why didn't the scientists in Stranger Things recognise this place?

In episode 6 of Stranger Things 2, The Spy, we see As foreshadowing, Chief Hopper mentions that they have reached the same place he was rescued from, the "graveyard". But if that's true, how did ...
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How do productions like Stranger Things or other similarly "not modern but still within recent memory" productions acquire period props?

For productions like Game of Thrones or The Hobbit, I assume prop and dress production is relatively easy -- While we have drawings and paintings, no one is alive who remembers what people wore in the ...
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Can you hurt upside down faceless monsters without magic at all?

In the first season of Stranger Things, we can see the "Demogorgon" being set on fire and shot by automatic weapons, without showing any signs of harm at all. You can see that he looks pretty healthy ...
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Why the tunnels were built all around the city?

I'm talking about Stranger Things Season 2 Spoilers ahead. In this season we saw that a creature (Shadow monster) emerged from another dimension who is trying to come into our dimension. It thinks ...
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Do the kids from Stranger Things have any analogues to the Dungeons & Dragons game characters?

Netflix's web television series Stranger Things seems to have many analogues to the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, especially as they call the monster "Demogorgon", which ended up being in ...
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Why does almost everyone neglect Barbara Holland?

In Stranger Things, Nancy calls Barbara Holland's mother on the next day after the pool party. Mrs. Holland is expecting her daughter to have slept over at Nancy's. Nancy makes up an obvious lie, but ...
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How did Chief Hopper and Joyce Byers decide where to go when seeking Will?

In the final episode of Stranger Things, Chief Hopper and Joyce Byers enter the upside down to rescue young Will Byers. They find that his last known shelter has been destroyed and proceed to the ...
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