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The Hospital Monster was a lesser physical form of the Mind Flayer that vaguely resembles a crab, born from the remains of the Flayed humans Bruce Lowe and Tom Holloway. It was a minor antagonist in the third season of Stranger Things.


July 3, 1985

Another shot of the hospital monster.

At Hawkins Memorial Hospital, Nancy Wheeler and Jonathan Byers fought the Flayed humans Bruce Lowe and Tom Holloway.

Upon being killed, Lowe and Holloway’s bodies dissolved into organic masses of flesh which flowed down a hallway and merged. A monster formed from the merged remains and grew as it ate the remaining organic matter. This creature was under the control of the Mind Flayer. The creature then began attacking the pair, chasing after them through the building.

While pursuing Nancy, she closed a door on it; however, the creature simply melted and crept underneath the door, re-solidifying on the other side. It attacked Nancy while Jonathan tried to break into the room.

At the last second, the Party arrived where Eleven broke down the door with her powers before fighting the beast, beating it to a pulp. After being defenestrated, the creature slinked off into the sewers, where it would be re-absorbed into the Mind Flayer's proxy.


Season Three appearances
Suzie, Do You Copy? The Mall Rats The Case of the Missing Lifeguard The Sauna Test
The Flayed E Pluribus Unum The Bite The Battle of Starcourt

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