The second outing of Netflix's breakout hit Stranger Things is just around the corner and could very well be one of the most highly anticipated events on the streaming service this year.
While the first season introduced us to many interested characters and imaginative concepts, the one that was the most fascinating was the Upside Down; an alternate dimension that is essentially a dark reflection of Hawkins with several accessible portals around town and home to a headless creature dubbed the "Demogorgon."
As Enstarz has previously reported, Season 1 of Stranger Things mostly revolved around the disappearance of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) and the quest to bring him back from the Upside Down after he gets trapped inside while trying to hide from the Demogorgon.
This search is undertaken by Will's mom Joyce (Winona Ryder), his older sibling Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), Will's friends Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Mike's sister Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Detective Jim Hopper (David Harbour).
While fans count the minutes to the arrival of their favorite series, they can head on over to the show's homepage on Netflix to enjoy an Easter egg that turns the entire screen into an colder, darker and eerier version of the page, which mimicks the "Upside Down" from the hit sci-fi thriller, as pointed out by Variety.
Once you log on to the Stranger Things page on Netflix, you will find all of the basic navigation such as the Add to My List feature and a brief summary of the show. If you look over to the right side of the screen, you will find a pulsating red orb and clicking on the orb will take you to the Upside Down version of the page
Mirroring the parallel realm from the series, the entire interface turns dark as the screen is covered in eerie roots and creepy sound effects play in the background. The cursor also turns into a flashlight that blinks erratically and after a few seconds, the Demogorgon jumps out with a screeching roar.
According to The Verge, Spotify also hid an Easter egg in its web player before Stranger Things arrives in a couple of days. The music streaming service added a re-skin that transforms the usually black-and-green media player into The Upside Down with floating spores and a flashlight beam making your listening experience a tad creepier.
You can activate the Easter egg by logging into your Spotify account through your web browser or mobile app and play the Stranger Things soundtrack from any of the seasons for a few seconds, and voila! However, if you move your cursor or browse around Spotify, it disappears.
Season 2 of Stranger Things has already been lauded by critics and arrives on Netflix this Friday, Oct. 27.