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The monster is a gargantuan and spider-like creature, seemingly originating from the Upside Down. It appears to have four appendages that split in the middle, possibly giving it a total of eight "legs".
Behind the scenes
Matt Duffer told Entertainment Weekly that the shadow monster was inspired by horror classics: "There's an H.P. Lovecraft sort of approach, this inter-dimensional being that is sort of beyond human comprehension."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Stranger Things 2: Behind the sequel's big, bad 'shadow monster'" Entertainment Weekly. September 28, 2017.
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