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The first season of Stranger Things was undoubtedly a thrill-ride of epic proportions. It was everything we could hope for in a series, making us laugh, cry and hide behind our pillows all at the same time. But above all else — it was strange. And nothing was stranger than the other dimension known as the Upside Down.

While Season 2 of the series is still months away, we already know that there will be changes in store for our favorite characters. However, one of the things set to remain the same is the terror from the other-worldy plane of existence.

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, the show's composers, recently spoke about how they will be scoring the second season and confirmed that we will be venturing deeper into the Upside Down:

"There are new characters, fun, and the Upside Down will be more of a place…you'll spend more time... So we'll make a lot more weird music this time around."

Despite the changes, it's good to know that we will be spending more time with one of the first season's primary locations. But what could this mean for the second season — and the show's mythology in general?

'Stranger Things' [Credit: Netflix]
'Stranger Things' [Credit: Netflix]

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The Upside Down is a foundation of Stranger Things, singlehandedly providing the series with a portal to the unknown, and a world full of terror. It was the plane of existence which Eleven found herself psychically connecting with, inadvertently allowing the Demogorgon to break free. Furthermore, it is the dimension in which the creature took Will Byers to, and where he was subsequently rescued from.

But other than the creepy few moments we spent in it, we didn't really find out too much about the alternate dimension. Thus, hearing that we will be spending more time there in Season 2 is certainly exciting.

'Stranger Things' [Credit: Netflix]
'Stranger Things' [Credit: Netflix]

It's highly likely that the reason for more of the Upside Down will be Will's connection to it. After all, the new footage in the Season 2 trailer was accompanied with inter-titles, informing us that "the world has turned upside down." Remember, when Will returned in the Season 1 finale, he found himself having visions of the place — his surrounding home environment would suddenly transform into the dark netherworld. In that same moment, he also coughed up a slug more than a month after being freed from the parallel dimension. Has he brought the Upside Down back home with him?

But the most terrifying possibility of more Upside Down is the addition of that gigantic spider-like monster. Could it be linked to the dimension's mythology? And does its thunderous arrival mean that hell has arrived on earth?

'Stranger Things' [Credit: Netflix]
'Stranger Things' [Credit: Netflix]

While the Upside Down played a significant role in Season 1, the Duffer Brothers terrified us more with the thought of it than the actual sight of it. And the restraint in Season 1 allows them to fully explore the dimension — and all of its monstrous creations — in Season 2.

While we certainly don't want to spend as much time in the Upside Down as poor Will Byers did, the thought of finding out a little more about the horrifying realm is definitely an exciting one.

Are you excited to learn more about the Upside Down in Season 2 of Stranger Things? Tell us in the comments below!

(Source: Digital Spy)


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