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26 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Netflix's "Stranger Things"

Spoiler warning if you haven't finished the series yet.

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4. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, had a slight head start after Stephen King tweeted about her performance in Intruders back in 2014.

Millie Brown, the girl in INTRUDERS, is terrific. Is it my imagination, or are child actors a lot better than they used to be?

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9. Similarly, before starting the show, the writers all watched the same films, plus The Thing, E.T., and A Nightmare on Elm Street - films which all heavily influence Stranger Things throughout.

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18. Executive producer Shawn Levy directed chapters three and four of Stranger Things. Levy has also directed films like Night at the Museum, Date Night, and The Internship.

20. The Duffer brothers have a 30-page document that maps what the Upside Down is, and the nature of the monster.

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As Ross Duffer explains, "we have all this stuff that we just didn’t have time for, or we didn’t feel like we needed to get into in season one... We have that whole other world that we haven’t fully explored in this season, and that was very purposeful."

24. Most of Holly's scene-stealing moments were totally unscripted.

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In a piece for EW, the directors noted, "when Holly watches the family argue in in 'Chapter One'… When she gets upset by Dustin and sinks into her chair in 'Chapter Two'… When Joyce asks if she saw something in the wall and she confidently replies 'yes'… None of that was scripted."

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