As the town preps for Halloween, a high-scoring rival shakes things up at the arcade, and a skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins. It’s been nearly a year since Will’s strange disappearance and his dramatic return to Hawkins. But life’s hardly back to normal. Not even close. When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.