Stranger Things: Check Out This Neat Infographic on Mind Flayers in Pop Culture

The Netflix series’ unique representation of the Dungeons & Dragons creature is more the exception than the rule.

By Chris Morse

The Mind Flayer is a villain from the Upside Down we expect to see more of in Stranger Things, but given its fairly unique representation in the hit Netflix series, it’s certainly worth exploring the origins of it. Also considering the show’s many ties to Dungeons & Dragons, it’s only fitting that some of the creatures borrow their namesake from the popular roleplaying game, but that is typically where the similarities end.

Our friends over at Geek For the Win put together a very cool infographic diving into the history of the Mind Flayer along with its many varying representations in pop culture. We’ve been given permission to share it here on Dead Entertainment, so without further ado, check it out below!

You can find the official synopsis for the new season below, along with the list of confirmed episode titles, which offer plenty of details for fans to speculate on ahead of the new season.


Stranger Things will return with its third season, titled Stranger Things 3, on July 4th, 2019. Be sure to stay tuned for all of the latest updates on the show right here on Dead Entertainment.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo