What happened to Chrissys mom Stranger Things?

Stranger Things Season 4 dropped on Netflix today, and fans already think they’ll be haunted by Chrissy’s fate for a while. 

It’s been three years since Eleven and co. fought interdimensional monsters from the Upside Down. However, it seems we needed that time to prepare for Season 4’s big bad: Vecna, a Freddy Krueger-esque monster that’s easily the scariest villain in the series.

The official Netflix synopsis reads: “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier.

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“In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”

Spoilers for Stranger Things Season 4 to follow, you’ve been warned…

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Who is Chrissy in Stranger Things Season 4?

While we’re reintroduced to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Will (Noah Schnapp), some new characters have emerged in Hawkins. For example, there’s Eddie “the freak” Munson, the leader of the Dungeons & Dragons Hellfire Club.

There’s also Chrissy Cunningham (Grace Van Dien). She’s your classic popular high school teen; not only is she the head cheerleader, but her boyfriend Jacob Carver (Mason Dye) is the also the playmaker on the basketball team.

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However, she’s also battling her own demons. In one scene, Max (Sadie Sink) can hear her throwing up in the bathroom, and it’s later revealed that she struggles with her mother’s emotional abuse over her weight.

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Chrissy’s death in Stranger Things Season 4 explained

In the series premiere, Chapter One: The Hellfire Club, Chrissy keeps having vivid nightmares and daydreams about her mother’s torment, as well as a ticking grandfather clock and a mysterious voice calling her name.

Chrissy resorts to buying drugs from Eddie, whom she doesn’t remember from their earlier school days. After chatting and getting along, she reveals she isn’t interested in buying weed and asks Eddie if he has any Special K (aka ketamine), and they head back to his house in a trailer yard.

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While he looks for the drugs, Chrissy is thrown into her deadliest trance yet; one from which she’s unable to escape, despite Eddie screaming in her face to wake her up. In her vision, she sees a ghastly version of her nasty mother, before finding her dad downstairs with his eyes gouged out.

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As she tries to escape her home, she’s cornered by Vecna, the tentacled, slimy antagonist at the dark heart of the season who uses the fears and anxieties of teenagers to possess them.

“It’s time for your suffering to end,” he tells her, before plunging his hand into her face. Meanwhile, Eddie watches her body as it levitates in the air, before violently contorting; all of her bones break, her jaw dislodges and her eyes are ripped from her skull.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 is available to stream on Netflix now. Volume 2 will be released on July 1 with the final two episodes.

Our weekend just got turned upside down because Stranger Things deserves our full and undivided attention.

The Duffer brothers’ sci-fi horror series hit Netflix in 2016 and became a global phenomenon, praised for its characters, writing and balancing of tones. Since then, it has only grown more popular, developing a devoted following like few of its contemporaries.

Fans were eager to return to Hawkins after season 3 and the wait has certainly been a long one. Fortunately, it’s now over. We’re back with all our favourite characters at long last and even some new faces drop in to make an impression.

Speaking of which, let’s take the time to focus a lens on Chrissy in Stranger Things season 4.


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What happened to Chrissys mom Stranger Things?

Who is Chrissy in Stranger Things season 4?

Chrissy makes her Stranger Things debut in the first instalment of season 4 part 1, introduced into the mix as the most popular girl at Hawkins High School.

In classic teen movie fashion, she is also dating Jason Carver, the most popular boy in school and the charismatic captain of the basketball team.

Although her life looks perfect on the surface, we soon peel back the curtain to reveal she suffers from the lingering effects of her mother’s abuse. Not only that but she appears plagued by something far more sinister.

Things pivot when she encounters Eddie Munson – leader of the Hellfire Club – who’s in the woods to buy drugs.

She later meets him at his house to buy something stronger, which is sadly where she meets her demise.

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Stranger Things 4 | Volume 1 Final Trailer | Netflix



Stranger Things 4 | Volume 1 Final Trailer | Netflix






What happened to Chrissy and how did she die?

Eddie is rummaging around his home looking for some drugs to sell to Chrissy when, all of a sudden, she is plunged into a nightmarish vision in which her family members torment her with their eyes gouged out.

Eddie returns to find her body present but her mind elsewhere.

Chrissy is seen attempting to escape while Eddie frantically tries to snap her out of it. Tragically, he’s unable to do so and she levitates in front of him, or at least that’s how it appears. In reality, she is being confronted by the villainous Vecna, who is the big bad this season.

He contorts and destroys her body, killing her and leaving a terrified Eddie looking on in utter confusion.

Exploring just what happened to Chrissy, GameRant acknowledges Vecna began travelling between universes to increase his power and find followers. Chrissy is ultimately a victim of this, with Vecna possessing her body to make himself stronger.

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We needed more of Eddie Munson and Chrissy Cunningham 🥺😍

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Chrissy is played by Grace Van Dien

The 25-year-old American actress may be familiar as she has previously starred in such movies as The Binge (she played Lena), Lady Driver (Ellie), and Charlie Says (Sharon Tate).

On the other hand, her TV work includes Greenhouse Academy (Brooke Osmond), The Village (Katie Campbell), and The Rookie (Olivia).

What happened to Chrissy in Stranger Things Mom?

Though she did not realize it, these episodes were the fault of Vecna preying on her trauma, and eventually led to Chrissy being killed by Vecna, leaving Jason devastated over her death and desperate to avenge her death.

Was Chrissy pregnant in Stranger Things 4?

Was Chrissy pregnant Stranger Things? No, Chrissy was not pregnant in Stranger Things.

What was Chrissy trauma in Stranger Things?

But we quickly discover that there's something sinister going on with Chrissy. Her mother is verbally abusive, a trauma that Vecna capitalizes on to haunt her. Those scary visions make her seek out Eddie Munson, the leader of the Hellfire Club, to score drugs that will presumably help quell her issues.

What did Chrissy do to her parents Stranger Things?

Chrissy hallucinates her mother banging on the door instead, verbally abusing her, and causing her severe enough distress to leave her sobbing on the floor. It's later implied that Chrissy believes she's having a nervous breakdown and seeks out Eddie Munson, a known drug dealer.