Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Five: The Flayed 

Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.


Uta Briesewitz


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler (voice)


Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Grigori (Andrey Ivchenko) storms the farmhouse, his mechanical gait, clenched jaw, spiky haircut, emotionless, European-accented voice, and overall robotic motions (like when hip-firing his AK-47 at a fleeing vehicle) are all highly suggestive of the menacing cyborg mannerisms of Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984) (even the clanky synth music that swells at the end of this scene is similar). See more »


While in the hospital waiting room, Mike offers Eleven some M&Ms. As he pours them from the bag into her hand, a few red M&Ms tumble out. However in 1985, when this episode is set, red M&Ms were not available. They were removed from distribution in 1976 due to the fears over Red Dye #2 causing cancer. They did not return to M&Ms line-up until 1987. See more »


Unknown: Yo ho, Nancy Drew, where are you?
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References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »


Stairway Chase
[From the film "Midnight Run (1988)"]
Composed by Danny Elfman
Performed by Danny Elfman
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The definition of netflix and chills
6 July 2019 | by firmanfmnSee all my reviews

Dear people who got upset,what u expect? This show never been about great story,people come here for the Nostalgia of 80s ,this is the definition of netflix and chill where u need to leave ur brain out and just laid back for a second and enjoy,cause i enjoyed it so far except my only problem is with the light bulb,they got serious light problem in Hawkins when something intense going on ,like every godamn time.

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