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Gaten Matarazzo Hosting Netflix's Prank Encounters

Step Aside, Demagorgon: Gaten Matarazzo Will Be Doing the Scaring in This Netflix Prank Show

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Gaten Matarazzo attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage,)

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be spooked by one of the kids from Stranger Things — as opposed to, say, the Demogorgon — then you just might be in luck. Netflix has signed the show's very own Gaten Matarazzo, who portrays Dustin Henderson, for a hidden-camera prank series titled Prank Encounters that's said to be as hilarious as it is terrifying.

According to Deadline, each episode of the eight-episode series — which is set to air later this year — will follow two complete strangers who think they're starting their first day at a new job until their paths collide and nightmarish events ensue. While we can't be sure exactly what 16-year-old Matarazzo has in store for his unsuspecting prank victims (demogorgon attacks? A trip to the Upside Down? An Eggo waffle avalanche?), I have a feeling it's going to be a lot stranger than we think.

Image Source: Getty / Steve Granitz
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