Stranger Things Season 2 Will Be Darker And Have More Horror, Cast Reveals


The second season of Netflix series Stranger Things will be darker and have more horror, according to one of its stars.

Stranger Things season two will be released on Halloween, as revealed in a teaser that was aired at Super Bowl LI.

'Stranger Things' Season 2: Darker With More Horror

"I think this season will be a lot [darker]. A lot more horror oriented," said Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike in the show, in an interview with Emmy Magazine.

"I think people are going to like it more than the first season," he added. This should excite Stranger Things fans even more, as the first season has already been described as an instant classic.

Wolfhard also said that his character, along with friends Dustin (played by Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (played by Caleb McLaughlin), Will (played by Noah Schnapp), and Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown), will go through some challengers that are "real" and "disturbing."

Wolfhard's answers in the interview coincide with the overall feel of the second season's teaser. After hinting that Eleven will be back in Stranger Things after vanishing at the end of the first season, the video reveals that the five friends will be seeing a lot more of not just the Upside Down, but also the monsters that live in the alternate dimension.

The first season focused on the friends going on a quest to rescue Will from the Upside Down. In the second season, it seems like Will is once again in trouble, as the teaser video showed him in some kind of laboratory or hospital with his mother Joyce, played by Winona Ryder.

'Stranger Things' Season 2: More Dustin And Lucas

One of the few criticisms against the first season of Stranger Things was that while the story focused a lot on Mike, Will, and their families, not much was revealed about Dustin or Lucas.

This will change in the second season, with Matarazzo claiming that viewers will be able to see insights on each of the show's characters on their own.

"You're going to see a lot more into the lives of how the characters are coping with what's been going on," he said, adding that Mike, Dustin, and Lucas will all feel alone because Will, despite being back, has seemingly changed.

More Details For 'Stranger Things' Season 2

The second season of Stranger Things will pick up a year after the events in the first season, which ended with Will vomiting slugs into a sink. This hints that Will somehow brought back a piece of the Upside Down into the real world after spending so much time in the alternate dimension before being rescued.

The returning characters from the first season will be joined by several new faces, including Sean Astin as Bob Newby, the nerdy new boyfriend of Joyce; Paul Reiser as Dr. Owens, who works for an organization tasked with cleaning up the events from the previous year; Linnea Berthelsen as Roman, a mysterious young woman; and Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery as step-siblings Max and Billy.

Stranger Things season two will be available to stream on Netflix on Oct. 31.

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