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'Stranger Things' season 2 is 'darker, more horror-oriented'

The Halloween release date sounds exactly right for the next season of the Netflix hit.

The "Stranger Things" kids should get used to these shocked expressions.

Perhaps it's fitting that the second season of "Stranger Things" comes to Netflix on Halloween.

A star of the surprise hit show tells Emmy magazine that the upcoming episodes will be even creepier than last year's.

"I think this season will be a lot more dark, a lot more horror-oriented," Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike, said in a video interview. "I think people are going to like it more than the first season."

Don't expect spoilers as to how exactly that horror will manifest. The kids are sworn to secrecy.

"My brother always asks me, 'Gate, can you send me the script?'" said Gaten Matazarro, who plays Dustin. "I'm like, 'It's a new season, and it's a lot stricter than last year.' ... He read them last year, but this year he's not able to 'cause we don't want any, like, hacking interference."

Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, revealed only the scarcest details.

"The next season is a year later, Eleven is obviously back, the boys, they are all together and we have our new cast members, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery," she said. Sink, 14, plays a girl named Max, and Montgomery, 21, plays her older stepbrother, according to media reports from 2016.

In the interview, the kids also talk about the famous people they've met through the show. For Brown, it was Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep who sent her over the edge. She could barely even speak upon meeting Streep, she revealed.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, oh my God, hi, I'm Millie,'" she said. "And she was like, 'I know!'"

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