26. The answers to the Upside Down are hidden in a 30-page document
Of course, I’m sure you have more than a few questions about Stranger Things. We all do. In fact, I’m convinced that there are an infinite number of dimensions consisting of monster generated by the subconscious and … I digress. Naturally, each and every one of us is sitting around waiting for season 2 with more than a few theories of our own percolating at the back of our heads.
But if you’re worried that the creators of Stranger Things are making things up as they go, fear not. This doesn’t appear to be the case. In fact, the answers to the Upside Down have already been thought out.
As Matt Duffer elaborated:
"There’s a lot that they don’t understand and for us, this stuff it’s scarier when you don’t fully understand it. The more that you reveal and the more you comprehend, the less scary it gets. That’s sort of the H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker approach. Or like Stephen King: It is so weird, and the weirdness actually makes it scarier, because if you were to encounter some inter-dimensional being, it would be beyond comprehension. So we want to explain, we want to reveal more of it, we want characters and the audience to understand more about it, but you’ll never understand everything."
Obviously, to make the story make sense for the rest of us, the Duffer Brothers need a clear understanding themselves. And it shows how passionate they are about the series and how much work they’ve put into it.