Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak 

After Will sees something terrible on trick-or-treat night, Mike wonders whether Eleven's still out there. Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb.


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
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Sean Astin ... Bob Newby
Paul Reiser ... Dr. Sam Owens


Eleven recalls how she escaped from the Upside Down and met Hopper. She asks him if she can dress like a ghost to go trick-or-treating but Hopper tells her that it would be too dangerous. He promises to bring back candy for her and watch a scary movie with Eleven. Hopper heads to investigate the mystery of the rotten pumpkins. Nancy wants to tell to Barb's parents that she is dead, but Steve warns that it would be a problem for her with the government. Dustin and Lucas invite Max to go treat-or-treating with them, Mike and Will who are dressed as the Ghostbusters. Nancy gets drunk at a Halloween party and tells Steve that she does not love him, and Jonathan drives her home. Will has another vision of a monster in the Upside Down. Eleven visits Mike via the Void but fails to contact with him. Dustin finds something strange in his trash bin. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) wants to go trick or treating she puts on a ghost outfit so she won't be seen. This is the same outfit ET wears during Halloween in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). See more »


After El wake up in the Upside Down version of the high-school we can see a periodic table on the wall. The periodic table shows elements up to 118 (Uuo). This periodic table has elements discovered and named after 1984. See more »


Jim Hopper: Alright, I'm just going to be out here by myself eating all this candy. I'm gonna get fat. It's very unhealthy to leave me out here. I could have a heart attack or something. But... y'know... you do what you want.
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The Evolution of El
30 October 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

If a show is to work, we need to care about the characters. The four guys genuinely care about each other. They have been through a lot, including a kidnapping and the death of a young girl. The sad thing is that they are constantly attacked for their nerdiness by their peers. The death of the young girl in the first season has made things so painful. It is also about the ruin a family that has hired an unscrupulous shyster private detective. Let's face it. He won't know anything about anything. Max becomes more of a factor. I assume the psychotic who drives her around is her brother. He is genuinely nuts and she is in danger from him. Obviously, he did something that got them to this hick town (his words). We see the kindness of Jonathan, who is probably the most mature, but also most maligned, character in this thing. But what will develop as the relationship between El and the protective police chief progresses. Will continues to see images of great threat. Tune in for Episode Three.

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