Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD for Seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things.
Stranger Things has proved that it knows how to deliver scares on the small screen, and the first two seasons were packed with moments that ranged from unexpectedly unnerving to totally terrifying. Between the monsters, villains, alternate dimensions, and experiments, there's always something creepy happening. Read on for our picks of Stranger Things scary moments that we'll still be thinking about even long after Halloween is over. We'll start with Season 1.
The Vanishing Of Will Byers
Stranger Things might have flopped if the first episode hadn't opened on a solid scare to hook viewers into watching the rest of the first season, and Will's terrified flight from the mysterious monster definitely delivered. The poor kid fell off his bike, ran into his house, locked the door, and tried to call 911. When that failed, he ran to the back shed to grab a rifle. Will did everything that he possibly could have to battle the monster, but it wasn't enough. The Demogorgon was too much and would not be stopped. Thus, Will Byers vanished and Stranger Things became a series worth watching.
Barb Meeting The Demogorgon
Love her or hate her, there's no denying that Barb had a rough ride in Stranger Things Season 1. After accidentally slicing her hand open on a can and dripping blood into the Harrington swimming pool, Barb was yanked into the Upside Down by the Demogorgon, and she was doomed right off the bat. She ended up in the bottom of an empty pool, and there was simply nowhere for her to run. Stranger Things spared viewers the grisly details of her death, but her screams were enough to paint the picture of what exactly was happening to her. Her death was iconic and horrifying, even if some might argue that she was denied justice.