Stranger Things’ New Character is Based on a Real-Life Criminal! What is a brutal incident that happened 20 years ago?


Last Updated on 07/04/2022 by てんしょく飯


A new character in “Stranger Things” Season 4 is based on a real crime.


Season 4 of the popular mystery drama “Stranger Things: The Unknown World,” which began streaming on Friday, May 27, features a new character, Eddie Munson, the leader of the Hellfire Club.



The new character in “Stranger Things” Season 4 is based on an actual crime.

Eddie Munson is a key player in the investigation network in this film, as he is implicated in the death of cheerleader Chrissy Channingham. As the story progresses, the search for Eddie becomes more and more heated, and some people become enraged and turn into a mob.


Although “Stranger Things” has supernatural themes throughout, the story of Eddie is based on an actual incident that took place in 1980.


At the time, the idea that a new religion of Satanism was corrupting young people was spreading in the U.S., especially in the Midwest.


In addition, Netflix Geek, the official informational account of Netflix, admitted on Twitter that Eddie’s character was inspired by a real person named Damien Echols.


Damien Echols was arrested in 1993 for the murders of three 8-year-old boys, along with fellow students Jesse Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin. The case shook the United States because of the brutality of the killings and the fact that all three were teenagers. The main suspect, Echols, was a metal fan and wore black clothing at the time, which led to his arrest as a “Satanist,” and he was arrested without any hard evidence.


The three documentary films in the “Paradise Lost” series focusing on this crime delve deeply into the circumstances of their trial as well as the impact of Satanism and prejudice on the case.