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Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion is a companion book by Gina McIntyre for the Netflix original series, Stranger Things. The book contains a foreword by Matt and Ross Duffer and reveals information regarding several aspects of the show, including its development. The book was released on October 30, 2018.


A journey deep into the story of Stranger Things, this definitive behind-the-scenes companion reveals every aspect of the Emmy-winning series that rekindled everyone’s nostalgia for the 80s. Brought to life with exclusive color photos and gorgeous concept art, this volume is essential for any fan, exploring the show's development from page to screen.[1]


  • Original commentary and a foreword from the Duffer Brothers, the creators of the show.
  • Exclusive interviews with the stars of the show, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and David Harbour.
  • The show’s earliest drafts, pitches to Netflix, and casting calls.
  • Insights into the Duffers’ creative process from the entire crew—from costume and set designers to composers and visual-effects specialists.
  • Deep dives into the cultural artifacts and references that inspired the look and feel of the show.
  • A map of everyday Hawkins—with clues charting the network the Upside Down.
  • The Morse code disk Eleven uses, so you can decipher secret messages embedded throughout the text.
  • A look into the future of the series—including a sneak preview of season three.[1]


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  • The back of the book's dust jacket has Will's drawing of the Mind Flayer on it.
  • The book comes with a mock sticker on the front stating the book was purchased from Melvald's General Store, the store where Joyce Byers works. The sticker also states the book's condition as "Fair".
  • The book states Mike is a Cleric when in the series he stated he was a Paladin. A similar error occurs with Dustin, with the book stating he is a Thief though he was stated to be a Bard.
  • The book has several Morse Code messages scattered throughout its pages which can be deciphered with the Morse Code disc included with the book. The deciphered messages are:
    • Page 22: The week is long
    • Page 62: The silver cat feeds
    • Page 79: When blue and yellow meet
    • Page 80: In the west
    • Page 172: A trip to China sounds nice
    • Page: 209: If you tread lightly

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