EIGHT THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE MAKING OF…
STRANGER THINGS 2
1.To create Will’s realistic nightmares VFX artists scanned the sets and recreated them to visually look like a parallel universe.
2.One of Will’s nightmares was designed as a homage to “Close Encounters of a Third Kind.”
3.To make the flies on all the rotting pumpkins seem realistic Eight VFX artists used animal feces to attract flies and studied them for days.
4.The shadow monster was inspired to look like a 50 story tall storm or cloud parasite.
5.Because Dart didn’t have eyes the designers had to convey his emotions through body language.
6.To get the proper motion of the Demodog attacking Bob, The Duffer brothers had one of their writers on set that day stand in for it.
(Beyond Stranger Things)
7.For flashback scenes of Eleven, artists had to recreate her buzz cut through VFX.
8.The spores in the upside-down were a combination of a practical effect made with dandelions and CG spores.