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Stranger Things: Winona Ryder on 'hysterical' comeback role

The excellence of Stranger Thingschild actors can sometimes obscure the fact that plenty of adults do great work on the show as well, even if their jobs were a little less fun than the kids’. Winona Ryder, for example, stars as Joyce Byers, a small-town mother who descends into paranoia and hysteria after her son Will (Noah Schnapp) goes missing in the first episode. 

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Stranger Things stars share adorable on-set photos

Stranger Things came out nowhere to become one of the most buzzed-about shows of the summer — and thanks to Instagram, the stars are giving fans a whole new take on the making of the series.

Set in the 1980s, Netflix’s supernatural drama endeared itself to audiences through nostalgia, homages to classic movies, and plenty of scares. Yet, over the last few months, the cast has shared pictures from the set, proving plenty of fun was to be had between all the hard work.

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Stranger Things: See the terrifying first 8 minutes of Netflix's new series — exclusive

Something strange is happening in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, the setting of Netflix’s Stranger Things ... annnnnd we’re not talking about “Pokemon Go” obsession.

Ahead of its premiere this Friday, July 15, EW has the exclusive first 8 minutes, above, of the horror homage created by identical twins The Duffer Brothers (Hidden). Things is set in the Midwest in 1983 and focuses on a group of Dungeons & Dragons-playing teens (Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin) whose town is rocked by a series of mysterious disappearances.

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Stranger Things: Netflix's supernatural series introduces the mysterious Eleven

Netflix’s Stranger Things starring Winona Ryder is getting stranger by the day.

In a new character promo for the series, we’re meet Eleven, a mysterious young girl with unexplainable abilities played by Millie Bobby Brown (Intruders). “Her hair is buzzed, and she’s wearing a hospital gown, and she’s dirty, and we have no idea who she is,” says co-creator Ross Duffer.

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Stranger Things trailer: Supernatural forces torment Winona Ryder in new Netflix show

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Following a critically-acclaimed performance in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, Winona Ryder is making a return to TV in a big way, leading the upcoming Netflix thriller Stranger Things. The just-released trailer for the project gives fans a glimpse of the actress’ return to top dramatic form.

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Winona Ryder says Jennifer Connelly was first choice to star in Heathers

The red power scrunchie almost went to Jennifer Connelly.

In a conversation with Tavi Gevinson for Interview magazine, Winona Ryder reflected on her casting in cult hits throughout the ’80s – and revealed that she wasn’t the first choice to play homicidal Veronica Sawyer in Heathers, the seminal dark teen comedy about cliques and killing.

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Edward Scissorhands to get 25th anniversary Blu-ray with exclusive Comic-Con lithograph

It’s been almost 25 years since Edward Scissorhands — Tim Burton’s unlikely love story featuring Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, and Johnny Depp as the world’s most gentle Frankenstein monster. And in celebration, Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a restored, special-edition Blu-ray.

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