Stranger Things has evolved from sci-fi to full-blown horror.
1 / 9
Season 3 focuses more on possession, kidnapping and exploding rats.
2 / 9
Billy has an even more demonic aura than the possessed Will Byers.
3 / 9
From gooey rats to the zombie-like Flayed, it's no longer campy.
4 / 9
There are even nods to the Pod People, Halloween and The Shining too.
5 / 9
Most of all, the Meat Monster feels like the creature from The Thing.
6 / 9
The way it's formed also calls back to The Blob.
7 / 9
The final battle confirms the franchise is indeed comfortable in its horror-based skin.
8 / 9