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Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt 

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Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler


Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the conversation between Dustin and Suzie, she remarks "but Ged is also saving Earthsea and he's about to confront the shadow." This refers to the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin. See more »


While Dustin should be able to hear Suzie (if the conditions were suitable) there is no way those with hand-held radios would be able to pick up her transmission, especially deep underground with plenty of metal shielding. See more »


Suzie: I haven't heard from you in a week, and now you want a mathematical equation that you should know so you can save the world?
Dustin Henderson: Suzie-poo, I promise, I will make it up to you as soon as possible.
Suzie: You can make it up to me now.
Dustin Henderson: What?
Suzie: I want to hear it.
Dustin Henderson: Not right now.
Suzie: Yes, now, Dusty-bun.
Dustin Henderson: Suzie-poo, this is urgent.
Suzie: Yes, yes, you're saving the world, I heard you the first time, but Ged is also saving Earthsea and he's about to confront the shadow, so this is Suzie, signing off.
Dustin Henderson: Wait, wait, wait! Okay....
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Crazy Credits

The mid-credits scene takes place in a Russian facility and sees Russian soldiers take a prisoner into the feeding cage of the Demogorgon. See more »


References Children of Paradise (1945) See more »


(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Written by Gary Jackson and Carl Smith
Performed by Jackie Wilson
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Best Episode Yet!
6 July 2019 | by mason_wills14See all my reviews

I would rate higher than 10/10 if I could. Everything was perfect. This episode brought the viewers happiness, sadness, frightening scenes, and of course, comedy. I loved it. Well done, Duffer Bros & cast! Well done.

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