Dacre Montgomery’s uninhibited Stranger Things audition tape shows he was born to play Billy

Even though the character he plays is pretty horrible, it’s safe to say that Dacre Montgomery is a runaway hit as Billy, Hawkins, Indiana’s newest bad boy (take a seat, Steve) in the second season of Stranger Things. He really doesn’t have that many pre-Stranger Things credits—except for playing the Red Ranger in the …

A gripping Stranger Things broadens its danger and its genre influences

Stranger Things has proven itself adept at crafting scenes of dread rich in horror and sci-fi allusions without letting its inspirations overwhelm the show’s own distinctive style. It’s managed to turn initially sketched-out characters into a portrait of early-’80s small-town life that’s believable even when…

Stranger Things' Nancy, Steve, and Billy on the show's high stakes second season

The second season of Netflix’s nostalgia-drenched hit series Stranger Things is here, and in classic sequel fashion, the stakes are higher than ever with something bigger and more sinister threatening the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Still, the cast tells us, making the second season didn’t really feel all that…

Who’s the new guy on Stranger Things?

The second season of Netflix’s hit, nostalgia-drenched series Stranger Things is almost upon us, and early reviews have indicated that it’s a faithful follow-up to the show’s first season—albeit with some new additions, like Dacre Montgomery’s character, Billy. According to press releases, Billy seems to be hiding a…

Who would the cast of Stranger Things trust to protect them in the Upside Down?

The second season of Netflix’s hit, nostalgia-drenched series Stranger Things is almost upon us, and early reviews have only heightened our anticipation. We recently sat down with a few of Hawkins High School’s finest—Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, and Dacre Montgomery—to see who they’d trust to protect them in a trip to…