Stranger Things’ Season 4 has seen things get more dangerous in Hawkins and the Upside Down already, with the last episode of part one explaining why the alternate dimension filled with monsters has a bone to pick with the psychically-gifted Eleven, portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown. 

The last two episodes are slated to arrive on July 1 and mark an end to the current instalment of the science-fiction series that reminded viewers of the works of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. While the penultimate episode runs for 85 minutes, the season finale has the length of a feature-length movie with a runtime of almost two and a half hours. 

Joseph Quinn, who’s had a breakout performance this season, playing Eddie – the Dungeons and Dragons pro, president of the Hellfire Club, and casual spitter of Ozzy Osbourne trivia, told The Guardian that the finale is absolute ‘carnage’. 

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“The thing is, they’ve got my family tied up somewhere and if I spoil anything, I’ll never see them again”, the 29-year-old said, when asked about possible spoilers for the finale, but added, “No, I can say there’s a guitar scene and that the scale and ambition are astonishing. All the seeds that have been planted bear fruit and it’s just carnage. You know the finale is two and a half hours, right? Ending with this monster, feature-length episode is so bold.” 

Matt and Ross Duffer, the co-creators of the Netflix series, revealed that the upcoming finale has more VFX shots than all of Season 3, which ran for eight episodes. 

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“There’s an hour-long chunk in the final episode that just doesn’t stop”, Ross said to Empire magazine, adding, “It’s the most complicated thing we’ve ever attempted to do. [It’s] all tension and dread, with a run-time that would be long even for a movie. Then – well, everything goes to hell…”

Quinn also told the British news organization “I’ll be furious if they don’t bring me back [laughs]. I’d love to, if they’ll have me”, when asked about his possible return in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 5, which will mark the end of the series.