The first season of Netflix’s mega-popular horror fantasy series, Stranger Things, introduced viewers to a creepy parallel dimension that came to be known as the Upside Down. The first few episodes offered teasing glimpses of the world in which the Demogorgon resided, until later in the season several characters actually ventured there themselves – but, we never actually found out what this dark alternate universe was or how it came to be.
It sounds like that’s going to change in season 2, though, as the show’s composers have revealed (let slip?) that we’re going to be spending more time in the Upside Down when Stranger Things returns this Halloween. During an interview with Ars Technica, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein were asked about their choice of musical accompaniment for the sinister realm, and responded with the following:
The Upside Down is weird and experimental, and we approached it with something like the Alien soundtrack, but this music focused on the monster. There are new characters, fun, and the Upside Down will be more of a place — you’ll spend more time [there]. So we’ll make a lot more weird music this time around.
The prevailing theory seems to be that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) was transported back to the Upside Down after she was “killed” battling the Demogorgon in the season 1 finale, so there’s a good chance we’ll reconnect with her there at some point in season 2 and take a little tour of her surroundings.
Stranger Things is scheduled to return this October. In the meantime, you can check out the cryptic first promo again below.
Source: Ars Technica