Stranger Things Concept Art Reveals Barb's Original Fate
Spoilers for Stranger Things season one follow!
For those of you who have finished the first season of Netflix's Stranger Things, the outcome wasn't great for breakout character Barb. This is a sci-fi show and everything, so sometimes death isn't everything it seems, but according to the Duffer brothers, her fate is pretty much sealed. And according to newly released concept art for the first season, her fate could have been even sadder (if that's possible), and much, much gorier:
Original Concept Art for @StrangerThings ... Barb's demise The beauty of working with the show creators #DufferBros, allowing us to go 'dark & disgusting' with scenes from the #upsidedown #weareallbarb #strangerthings #digitalart #zbrush #conceptart #netflix #barb2.0 #demogorgon #disgusting #decay #digitalpaint @aaronsimscreative
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Stranger Things artist Aaron Sims released the concept art on his Instagram, and explained to Screencrush why these images never made it to our screens (or our nightmares):
And if that looks like a spider crawling out of her mouth in the first image, it's not your imagination. It doesn't really make any sense for spiders to be in the Upside Down, which is probably why this never happened, but it's suitably horrifying.
RIP Barb. At least the Duffer brothers have promised that there will be justice for the fan favorite character in season two, whenever that may be.