VFX Breakdown For Netflix's Stranger Things

Warning: The video above and the article itself contain huge spoilers from the first season of Stranger Things. Although, I really shouldn't have to warn you since nobody is silly enough to watch a visual effects breakdown for a show they haven't watched, right?

In the middle of July, Stranger Things was released globally on Netflix. The show has received a very positive reception from critics and viewers alike.

I happened to binge it over the past two days and thought it was terrific. If you love classic science-fiction films from the late-'70s to the mid-'80s, such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Alien (1979), and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), as well as coming-of-age movies like The Goonies (1985) and Stand by Me (1986), you'll probably love this show as much as I did.

CoSA VFX has released a video highlighting the work their digital artists did on Stranger Things, including the Upside-Down (an alternate dimension) world, Barbara "Barb" Holland's (Shannon Purser) rotting corpse, the faceless monster (referred to as the Demogorgon), Will Byers's (Noah Schnapp) Upside-Down bathroom, and the damage caused by Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) powers.

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80's, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director.


The original series Stranger Things is now available to stream on Netflix.