In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child - which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by
The world is turning upside down
Did You Know?
There are many homages to English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking
. Including the town's alliterating name, Hawkins; Joyce's light-bulb alphabet to communicate with Will, whose principle resembles the scientist's speech-generating device; also, Hawking's works are often centered around fundamental questions about time and space. See more
The teenage characters frequently use the phrase "chill" to mean hang around. In 1983, "chill" would have been used as a command to someone the speaker perceived to be overexcited about something. "Chill" didn't mean "hang out" until some point in the 1990's. See more
Friends don't lie
The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more