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Stranger Things on Childhood, Fear and the Nature of Horror

The child protagonists of Stranger Things experience horrors they are only beginning to understand.

When I was a child I had a pet guinea pig who died. It lived in a cage in my room, and one evening as I lay in bed I thought it sounded quieter than usual. But I didn’t get up and check on it; instead I fell asleep, and by the next morning it was dead. Poor Sparky’s death was a guilt that hung over 7-year old me.

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