On-Set Production Stills
Welcome, again, to our vast portfolio full of on-set production stills from season 2 of "Stranger Things". And do we have something great lined up for the Fandom today.
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This is the first of five parts. Not only will you see great on-set production stills from "Stranger Things" season 2. But also, we have Matt and Ross Duffer explaining the Lab, Rift and the Nether. These three things are a must know for every, and any fan of the series. And, we also have a 5-minute video with the cast and crew talking about the sets that look so real, they're actually scary in IRL. Let's go!
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The Upside Down
There’s Hawkins, Indiana, and then there’s a very dark, twisted, disturbing version of that town.
- Matt Duffer
Hovering quietly in the small town of Hawkins is the government facility, Hawkins Laboratory. The townspeople assume it has something to do with the Cold War - being the early 80s.
No one is quite clear on what they do there. It’s revealed that the testing there is not overall aboveboard, nor is it within the parameters of what is known or considered acceptable or possible.
- Shawn Levy
Overseeing the testing is Dr. Brenner, played by Matthew Modine who has good intentions but whose actions don’t reflect that. The testing reveals supernatural abilities with Eleven.
The cast and crew of "Stranger Things" talk about the sets. (Source: Netflix)
That lab is evil.
According to the Duffers, much of the conflict in Hawkins is not about monsters and the supernatural, but about people being terrible to each other and how they react to that. The boys as well as the teens encounter the dark side of Hawkins first hand when they discover the lab.
Something sinister is happening in this lab, and it’s been unleashed on Hawkins.
It’s scary that there’s evil surrounding us, and you can’t see it, but it’s right there.
- Ross Duffer
It’s familiar, but totally different. And that can be scary and exciting.
- Natalia Dyer
Before it was known as the Upside Down, it was the Nether.
David Harbour likens "Stranger Things’" Nether to a film negative.
The town exists in a negative relief. Things aren’t alive there except for there are these predators. But there’s something beyond the monster and the Nether. There are deeper fears.
Funfact: The kids started calling the Nether, the Upside Down. And the name stuck; making the final edit (but not the Production Notes given to media outlets).
At the gate, lies the Rift.
And the gate to this Nether - this underbelly of evil - is the Rift. Matt explains,
It was a tear in time or space that leads to this alternate dimension. It’s essentially a gate into Hell and eventually our kids realize they need to go there and open the gate to find Will and retrieve him.
For our kids, it's like a real life 'Dungeons & Dragons' adventure. There is a gate to this evil dungeon. And and it's in this dungeon where their friend is trapped. Only unlike the game, the stakes are very real and potentially deadly.
- Ross Duffer
And this is how they did it.
Finn explains the way the kids finally understand the Nether.
The boys don’t get it at first until Eleven flips the 'Dungeons and Dragons' board upside down. And then we finally get it! The upside down means a different dimension. And the Demagorgon is the monster. And that’s when we go off on our big adventure.
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Facts, just the facts. Actually, facts plus a lot more pictures coming right up. Take a break, grab a beverage, then go to part 2.
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"Stranger Things" stars: Winona Ryder; David Harbour; Finn Wolfhard; Millie Bobby Brown; Gaten Matarazzo; Caleb McLaughlin; Natalia Dyer; Charlie Heaton; Cara Buono; Dacre Montgomery; Sadie Sink; Noah Schnapp; Joe Keery and Maya Hawke. For more cast details, go to the series main page and click or tap on the icon.
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