Stranger Things season 2

Stranger Things season two is now in production! And to celebrate, we’re back with another edition of Stranger Things Bits. After the jump:

  • Meet another “lost” Stranger Things character in a parody video.
  • Here’s how to make Demogorgon pie and French Onion Barb.
  • Check out some truly impressive Demogorgon cosplay.
  • What happens when you mash up Stranger Things and Harry Potter?
  • See how Stranger Things gets from concept art to screen.
  • … And more!

First things first: Stranger Things is officially back in production for season two, as evidenced by this table read photo. It confirms Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), and Joe Keery (Steve) are will all be in the next run of episodes, along with new cast members Sadie Sink (Max) and Dacre Montgomery (Billy).

Not pictured here, but also expected to return, are David Harbour (Hopper) and Winona Ryder (Joyce). Alas, there is no sign of Steve’s son, Jean-Ralphio Saperstein. Maybe they’re saving him for season three?

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We all thought that was Barb’s cold lifeless corpse in the Upside Down at the end of season one, but what if we were wrong? One Redditor (via Vulture) has unearthed a photograph that suggests Barb may have escaped the Upside Down, arrived in our world, and quietly gone on to have a successful career as a nurse. If that doesn’t sound like justice, what does?

In fact, it’s possible all those reports about the terribleness of the Upside Down were somewhat exaggerated. In a video interview, Barb’s friend “Stephanie from the Upside Down” sets the record straight. According to her, the Upside Down is “exactly the same” as Hawkins only dusty, the Demogorgon is a dorky dude who goes by “Barry,” and those slugs make for great party drugs. (Though none of that seems to come as much comfort to the interviewer, as seen in this follow-up video.)

While we’re on the subject of Barb and the Demogorgon, Netflix has paid tribute to both characters with special themed dishes. Above you can see how to make Demogorgon pie (a berry-pumpkin mix) and here you can follow along as the chef makes French Onion Barb. For those in the mood to binge-eat while they binge-watch, these treats should hit the spot. For more detailed recipes, click through to the YouTube descriptions of both videos.

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Stranger Things was a big theme this Halloween, no surprise there, but this might be the single best Stranger Things costume of them all. This guy really goes the distance, as a Demogorgon whose head actually opens up. It might be kind of terrifying, if his body language didn’t read as “filled with geek joy.” You might expect this to be an extravagant project, but the guy claims he did it on the cheap, writing, “My biggest expense was three cans of spray foam insulation and two rolls of gorilla tape.”

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