After the Demogorgon terrorized Hawkins, Indiana in the first season of “Stranger Things,” Season 2 doubled down on the monsters by bringing on the Mind-Flayer, which will be discussed at a later date, and showing another dimension of the Demogorgons. The precocious Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) adopts a strange, tadpole-like creature he found in is trash can, but the cute critter grows rapidly, has carnivorous appetites, and soon becomes a Demodog, aka a creature that looks an awful like a Demogorgon that moves on all fours.
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Visual effects producers Christine and Paul Graff spoke with IndieWire about reimagining the Demogorgon’s earliest stages:
The Slug Inspiration
Paul Graff said, “We know we have the slug kind of left over in Season 1, when Will spits into the sink this kind of slug-like creature. And the Duffers didn’t know