Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer 

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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 (credit only)
Sean Astin ... Bob Newby
Paul Reiser ... Dr. Sam Owens
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Storyline

The Demogorgons invade the laboratory killing everybody inside and Joyce sedates Will that is connected and giving information to them. There is a blackout locking the laboratory and Hopper and Bob head to get the power and systems back to let Joyce, Will, Mike and Dr. Owens leave the security room. Meanwhile Dustin, Steve, Lucas and Max meet Nancy and Jonathan at the laboratory front gate. Soon Joyce, Will, Mike and Hopper join them and they head to Joyce's house. But the Demogorgons are hunting them down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Originally titled "The Brain" See more »

Goofs

Joyce reminds Will about his 120-count box of crayons. The 120 Crayon box by Crayola was not introduced until 1998. There is also no historical record of another crayon brand producing a crayon box with 120 colors. See more »

Quotes

Dustin Henderson: The Hive Mind. A collective consciousness. It's a super-organism.
Mike Wheeler (Wolfhard, Finn): And this is the thing that controls everything. It's the brain.
Dustin Henderson: Like the Mind Flayer.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Four Horsemen
Written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine
Performed by Metallica
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Laziest writing of the series

I'll keep it short and sweet. Everything about this episode is predictable to the point of being laughable. If you have watched The Walking Dead, Supernatural, or any TV really, you have seen this episode. Very disappointed considering the rest of the show


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