Stranger Things Season 2 has finally arrived on Netflix! And everything – from hairstyles to monsters – is bigger than ever. A perfect continuation!

Stranger Things season 2 has been released worldwide on Netflix just in time for Halloween. But honestly, it feels like Halloween, Christmas and your birthday all wrapped up in one.

Season 2 of Stranger Things picks up right where we left off. Or actually, time wise we’re one year later, but the style and feel are exactly the same. It’s the world and characters we all fell in love with last year and now they’re finally back.

The year passing also means two things: Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) has a lot more hair on her head now and Dustin’s (Gaten Matarazzo) teeth have arrived.

And yes, Dustin is (of course) convinced that those pearly whites in his smile are some kind of superpower. Clearly, no one can resist his charms now that he can flash a pretty smile.

It’s a wonderful running gag that drives especially Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) crazy.

Watching Season 2 of Stranger Things feels like coming home

It’s hard not to just be thrilled when a second season does everything to stay true to the story and characters. You get the distinct feeling that you’re coming back home to catch up with people and places you know.

But, of course, it’s not smooth sailing. Not by a long shot. Oh no, the show Stranger Things is still absolutely perfect. However, the characters in the story are in for quite a rough time.

The monsters from the upside down are bigger and scarier in season 2. And poor Will is still struggling a lot on his own. Even though his brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and his mom (Winona Ryder) are doing everything they can to be there for him.

Remembering the old

From the very first episode, we also find out that Mike (Finn Wolfhard) tries to contact Eleven every single day. So even though a year has passed, the events of last year (everything from season 1) is still very much at the forefront of their lives.

And while Barb is officially still missing, we all know she’s not coming back from the Upside Down since her body was discovered there in season 1. However, Barb’s parents don’t know this.

To stay in touch with their daughter somehow, they have Nancy (Natalie Dyer) and Steve (Joe Keery) over for dinner regularly. Just a quick reminder; Nancy is Will’s older sister so she’s part of the story in several ways.

Awesome new characters!

Also, two brand new – and clearly very important – characters are also introduced from the get-go in episode 1 of season 2.

There’s MadMax who breaks all the boys’ records at the arcade. Of course, we quickly learn that MadMax is a new kid in school. A girl (full name Maxine, but no one calls her this) and the boys are instantly in love. Much like Mike felt about Eleven in season 1.

And the second character is someone with a number tattooed on her arm. No, not 11 (Eleven). This one has 008, so she’s from before Eleven. We meet her at the very beginning of Season 2 episode 1 and her name is not Eight, but Kali (though she’s listed as “Roman” on IMDb).

For us, the character Kali (or Roman) is particularly interesting since she’s portrayed by Danish actor Linnea Berthelsen. And yes, we’re Danish so we may be biased, but I think everyone will agree that Linnea Berthelsen is pretty awesome in season 2 of Stranger Things.

Watch season 2 of Stranger Things now!

We don’t like spoiling movies or shows here at Heaven of Horror – unless we’re doing recaps, obviously. However, even though we don’t do spoilers, you will probably get spoiled somewhere else. And fast.

When it comes to these highly anticipated Netflix shows, you really do need to watch the entire season ASAP. While I love binge-watching shows, I do hate the pressure to almost rush through it.

Also, I especially loathe the fact that the wait for season 3 of Stranger Things will be that much longer.

In case you’re curious, here are the episode titles of Stranger Things season 2:

  • Episode 1 is “Chapter One: MadMax”
  • Episode 2 is “Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak”
  • Episode 3 is “Chapter Three: The Pollywog”
  • Episode 4 is “Chapter Four: Will the Wise”
  • Episode 5 is “Chapter Five: Dig Dug”
  • Episode 6 is “Chapter Six: The Spy”
  • Episode 7 is “Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister”
  • Episode 8 is “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”
  • Episode 9 is “Chapter Nine: The Gate”

Stranger Things Season 2 is on Netflix from October 27, 2017, and you can watch it right here >>

Be sure to watch Beyond Stranger Things

Also, watch the brand new seven-episode after show Beyond Stranger Things. The cast and crew tackle inspiration for the series, share behind-the-scenes stories, and analyze every aspect of Stranger Things season 2.

Netflix recommends that viewers don’t watch Beyond Stranger Things until they have finished the entire season. It’s the only way to avoid spoilers.

Check out the trailer for Beyond Stranger Things below.

Details

Creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton

Plot

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Karina

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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