Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Six: The Monster 

Hopper and Joyce find the truth about the lab's experiments. After their fight, the boys look for the missing Eleven.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Matthew Modine ... Dr. Martin Brenner
Joe Chrest ... Ted Wheeler
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Rob Morgan ... Officer Powell
Aimee Mullins ... Terry Ives
John Reynolds ... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


Nancy flees from the Upside Down following Jonathan's voice and cross the gate. Jonathan stays with the scared Nancy in her bedroom and Steve sees them together and believes Nancy is betraying him. Mike misses El that steals Eggo waffles from a supermarket. Hopper and Joyce visit Terry Ives that is catatonic. Her sister explains that she participated in a government project using drugs and had a miscarriage of her baby. However she claims that she delivered the baby that was alive. Jonathan and Nancy purchase weapons to hunt down the monster. However Jonathan meets Steve writing with spray bad things about Nancy; they fight and Jonathan is arrested by the police. Lucas follows his compass and stumbles upon the Hawkins Laboratory. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine have appeared together once before, in Roy Orbison's music video, Roy Orbison: A Love so Beautiful (1990). See more »


The MP's at the Lab are all carrying Beretta 92F pistols. The US Army was still using the Colt 1911 .45 cal. pistol in 1983. The Beretta was not adopted until 1985. See more »


Jonathan Byers: I can go if you want. I just figured...
Nancy Wheeler: No, I- I don't want to be alone... do you?
Jonathan Byers: No... no.
Nancy Wheeler: [uncomfortable sleeping alone] Can you just come up here?
Jonathan Byers: [climbing in next to Nancy] Do you want the lights off or-?
Nancy Wheeler: On.
Jonathan Byers: Yeah. You know, it can't get us in here.
Nancy Wheeler: We don't know that.
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References Altered States (1980) See more »


Sunglasses at Night
Written and Performed by Corey Hart
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Monsters, monsters everywhere
13 December 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

Just one, but its scary enough, at least for Nancy, who is in a very dark place, Jonathan frantically searching for her. Also, the boys try to find Eleven, and Hopper and Joyce try to find the truth behind the organization directed by Dr. Brenner.

This is another strong episode for this first season of "Stranger Things". It still gets a zero for originality, and some plot developments (bullies, bullies) could have been just left out, because they just add a strange layer of angst that the show could do without, on top of just answering violence with humiliation and more violence.

Nevertheless, the episode is a strong one. The relationships have been well developed and the dynamics between the characters are good, or, in some instances, great. The production values and the direction are also good, and the atmosphere is pervasive, with a feeling of dread that keeps the viewer's attention during the whole running time (not very scary, but atmospheric enough).

And so close to the end, the pace is gaining some rhythm, which is something that gives energy to the proceedings, helping the episode to end in a high note.

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